Michael Meadows once again asserted his authority over the rest of the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain field today at Donington Park, taking a double pole position at the Derbyshire venue. As ever though, the championship leader was looking to go even faster, saying: “I think we need to tinker with the car before the (first) race. There is a bit more time in it.”
However, behind the Samsung UHD TV Racing contender, it was a delightful surprise as Karl Leonard will line up second for both races this weekend. His times meant he also dominated the Pro-Am1 category with Team Parker Racing’s Justin Sherwood and new boy Rob Smith (Redline Racing) taking the second and third positions in class respectively for races three and four of the championship. Leonard also felt there was more time to come from his car adding: “I am delighted to be second. I had a bit of a gear selection problem and on another lap I was 0.15 seconds up going down the Craner Curves.”
Josh Webster will have to be content with a guaranteed third position on the gird for both races. Another nice story is that of guest entrant Max Coates; Parr Motorsport will be delighted with the North Yorkshire based youngster as he secured two fantastic fourth positions. The ex-Ginetta racer himself commented: “We are still getting there with the car and I am sure we can find a bit more (time).”
Victor Jimenez and Paul Rees will line up fifth and sixth respectively for both races this weekend, rounding out the Pro category classification.
In the ever competitive Pro-Am2 class Steven Liquorish will head Peter Kyle-Henney for both contests, the pair looking to re-join their battle from meeting number one of the season at Brands Hatch. Team Parker Racing driver Liquorish was relatively happy with his double class pole saying: “I messed up on a couple of hot laps on my first tyre run but did a better job on the second set of tyres.”
Meadows would be a more than safe bet for a double victory over the pair of 23 lap encounters this weekend; however behind the championship leader things are a lot closer. Expect some thrills and spills as races three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain get underway at Donington Park.