The 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain title fight now looks more alive than ever following the second encounter on the torturous Knockhill layout in Scotland. Following his victory in the first race on Sunday morning, Samsung UHD TV Racing driver Michael Meadows had already propelled himself back into the title fight. After race thirteen, he has reduced series leader Josh Webster’s gap to a mere eight points, following a second sensational victory.
The rolling start didn’t faze the reigning double champion in the slightest and he pulled clear as the lights blinked out.
Webster didn’t quite have the same issue with making his way up to second as he did in race one of the weekend. That was due in no small way to the absence of his Redline Racing teammate Victor Jimenez from his second position on the rolling grid order, a clutch issue ruining what had to that point been the Spaniard’s strongest weekend in 2014.
Meadows would maintain a constant gap to Webster until the closing stages, when the pair came to lap the Pro-Am2 runners. Perhaps a good time to reference the class, which this weekend has been dominated by In2Racing’s Carol Brown. Brown may well only be contesting her first races in the Carrera Cup GB but she has done a marvellous job. Life was not quite as easy for her as it had been in the opening affair, Peter Kyle-Henney of Parr Motorsport putting up a more spirited attack in this encounter. Steven Liquorish would finish a class third for Team Parker Racing and was the first man Meadows had to lap.
The tight and narrow nature of the Knockhill course did not prove particularly conducive with easy lappery and with each corner that went by, Webster closed on the race leader. The gap shrunk notably in the final laps but the youngster’s efforts were to no avail. Meadows was once again delighted with victory, exclaiming, “It has been a very good weekend and I have pulled back eight points over Josh in the championship.” Webster was understandably slightly more reserved, adding, “Michael’s a seasoned racer at Knockhill and I am pleased to have been that close to him at the end of the race.”
Of the other Pro classification runners, Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) drove a consistent race to bag a podium, Jimenez would be awarded “Driver of the Weekend” for his fight back to sixth position following his earlier travails and Paul Rees (In2Racing) once again suffered misfortune, spinning at the very first corner and recovering to seventh position.
We conclude with the Pro-Am1 classification and the battle between Redline Racing pair Jordan Witt and Rob Smith. It would be Witt once again who would emerge on top as the pair mingled with the Pro class runners. Overall, a very respectable weekend from both. A final word on guest driver William Plant, who followed up an eight position in race one with another eighth position in race two, again a very pleasing series debut.