Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Meadows And Hankey Win At Knockhill

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Michael Meadows took victory in Round Twelve of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill to move himself into the championship lead, before Euan Hankey took his third victory of the season in Round Thirteen.

The opening race saw SAS/Redline's Meadows converted his pole position into a first corner lead, while behind his team-mate James Sutton made contact with Ben Barker. While Sutton could continue in third behind Hankey, Parr Motorsport's Barker soon retired to the pits. Ben Hetherington held fourth ahead of Stephen Jelley and Pro-Am1 leader Jonas Gelzinis

Gelzinis fell out the top six soon after though when he spun at the hairpin, making contact with Redline's Yucel Ozbek when he rejoined the track. This resulted in damage to Ozbek's rear wing, causing him to spin into the Duffus Dip gravel, prompting the safety car to come out.

At the restart Meadows once again took control of the race and controlled it until the end for his second win of the season. Hankey held  off Sutton well to take second, while Hetherington held fourth for his best result of the season so far. Sam Tordoff worked his way ahead of Jelley to take fifth, the latter just hanging onto sixth at the finish.

In Pro-Am1, Gelzinis' spin allowing Scotsman Derek Pierce through to take his maiden victory, with a strong drive from Motorbase's George Richardson taking second for his best result of the season, while Ahmad Al Harthy held off a recovering Gelzinis for third. Fellow Scot George Brewster controlled Pro-Am 2, with Richard Denny fighting back after a spin for second and Tommy Dreelan took third for home team Celtic Speed.

A blistering start at the beginning of race two saw Hankey storm into the early lead, sitting over a second clear at the end of the opening lap. Meadows slotted into second with Barker third and Sutton fourth, the quartet running in formation over the opening few laps before gradually breaking apart.

Meadows began to chip away at Hankey's lead but he held on for victory, with the podium finish enough to cement Meadow's new championship lead. Barker took third to end his two-weekend foray into the series with a second podium, ahead of Sutton, Jelley and Hetherington.

Scotsman Butcher took a resounding Pro-Am1 win in Seventh, while a great fight for second saw Gelzinis emerge ahead of Al Harthy and Pierce. Pro-Am2 saw Brewster complete a superb weekend with another win ahead of Ozbek and Denny, who was second before a spin at the Hairpin. Brewster went home with the 'Driver of the Weekend' award, with Redline Racing taking the 'Team of the Weekend' accolade.

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