Meadows Sets The Pace During Carrera Cup GB Knockhill Test

Michael Meadows fired a warning shot to his rivals during testing at Knockhill for the upcoming Porsche Carrera Cup GB race weekend.

In a rain affected session Meadows topped the times ahead of Rory Butcher, Dean Stoneman and Dan Lloyd while joint-championship leader Jonas Gelzinis finished in fifth place ahead of James Birch.

With the dry morning session dictating the times Meadows took advantage of new tyres in the first session of the day to set a lap time of 50.588s, slightly quicker than the 2012 pole time set by Ben Barker.“We took new tyres in the morning session and I think we caught everyone out there,” said Meadows.

“We’re quicker than last year’s pole time and that’s the best official Carrera Cup lap here.” he added.

Rory Butcher was happy with his pace which saw him finish the day second fastest. “It’s all good and I’m happy with the pace on older tyres. In the second session I was on a warm-up lap on new tyres when the rain started.”

The hard charging Dean Stoneman enjoyed his first taste of the Scottish track “That’s not too bad and still on old tyres. This is the first time I’ve been here, in fact it’s the furthest north I’ve ever been! It’s a good little track.”

In Pro-Am1 George Brewster lead the way ahead of class leader Victor Jimenez who slid off the track in to the gravel in at the hairpin during the second session as he looked to beat Brewster. Dan De Zille completed just one lap missing most of the session due to work commitments.

“I didn’t use new tyres today,” admitted Brewster. “We made one or two changes to the car for the afternoon session and have got a fairly neutral car, which is what you want round here. We made an early decision to end the second session when the rain started.”