Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Doubles All Round As Jelley Takes Second Victory

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Stephen Jelley made it two out of two as he made a clean sweep of victories at Snetterton in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series. The story was the same across the classes as Jonas Gelzinis took the honours again in Pro-Am 1, while Keith Webster stole the victory in the final corner.

Jelley would take a dominant victory despite early pressure from Michael Meadows. An early safety car period would close things up again but Jelley would pull out the stops again with a brilliant restart. “We seemed to have the leg after the first quarter of the race,” said Jelley. “To outscore Michael Meadows and James Sutton is what we wanted.” Meadows pushed to the end but couldn’t challenge after a slow puncture developed four laps from the end.

Richard Plant took a superb third place which would see him make his PCCGB podium debut after spending most of the race fending off a challenge from former champion James Sutton“To be at the front with the big guys was great, but that was hard work,” said Plant. Former championship leader Sutton had a mediocre weekend compared to previous, this weekend would end with a fourth place finish.

Ben Barker continued his impressive weekend as he lead a train of Euan Hankey, Jonas Gelzinis, Ben Hetherington and Sam Tordoff over the line to help earn the team of the weekend award for Parr Motorsport.

Jonas Gelzinis took a second class win of the weekend as he finished overall seventh place to extended his championship lead. “I tried to fight with Euan and that stressed the tyres a little bit,” said Gelzinis. “It was very hard to control the car later in the race.”

With Gelzinis out front Derek Pierce headed the battle for second place in Pro-Am1 with Rory Butcher, Ahmad Al Harthy, and Alex Martin in tow. Pierce would defend hard before Butcher took second place away from him at Agostini’s hairpin. “It was another really hard fight with Derek,” said Butcher after the race. Pierce would round out the day with third place after a tangle with Al Harthy which saw the Oman driver pitched in to a spin. “It's been a hard day” said Pierce.

Pro-Am2 would see Webster come away with the win once again but it wasn’t the story throughout the race. Team-mate Ozbek lead for the majority of the race and as they entered Murray’s for the last time Webster saw his chance and pounced to take victory, taking the driver of the weekend award along the way. “The Bomb Hole was the one place I was quicker and that set up the move,” said Webster. “That's the best I've driven all weekend,” he added. Ozbek took second place with a recovering Steve Parish taking third after alternator problems hi George Brewster.

Richard Plant writes an exclusive blog for theCheckeredflag.co.uk,
you can read all about his racing exploits here.


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