Meadows Closes in but Webster Still Wins

Credit: Porsche Media GB
Credit: Porsche Media GB

Following a disastrous Saturday at Croft, when an incident in qualifying forced Michael Meadows to sit out race eight of the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain, the Samsung UHD TV Racing driver knew he had to fight back on Sunday afternoon.

Having managed to achieve a second best time sufficient for third position on the rolling start grid order, it took the reigning double Carrera Cup GB champion only three laps to overtake Paul Rees, who had up until that point held on well to his second position from the grid.

However, once past In2Racing pilot Rees, there was nothing Meadows could do about the race’s pole sitter, race leader and eventual winner. Josh Webster backed up victory from second on the grid in Saturday’s encounter with a victory from pole position in the Sunday race.

Following Meadows’ misfortune, the Croft results put Redline Racing man Webster to the top of the standings. It was a mature drive in the Sunday encounter, withstanding ever increasing pressure from Meadows to retain what may well prove to be a vital victory come the Brands Hatch Grand Prix season finale in October.

“That was a really, really good race,” said the winner, adding “I just had to manage the tyres and Michael was doing everything he could to put me off.” Meadows had to concede that Webster had put on a fine display, saying “There was never a mistake from Josh, when I thought I had got him.”

Pepe Massot of Parr Motorsport was another to take positive Saturday form into the Sunday race, achieving his second Pro-Am1 victory in only his first weekend in Porsche racing. However, the former Ginetta racing Spaniard would also achieve a stunning overall podium, besting a tyre troubled Rees in the closing laps and making a decisive move at Sunny In.

Pro-Am2 continued the theme of dominant debuts, Paul Donkin again victorious for Redline Racing following his mighty Saturday performance. “It has been unbelievable and I will have to go back to reality tomorrow,” beamed the delighted victor.

On Sunday he faced competition initially from fellow debutant Paul McKay (In2Racing), however McKay endured a somewhat more difficult race, first overtaken for second in class by Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and then spinning down to fourth in class behind category regular Peter Kyle-Henney of Parr Motorsport.