With a several new additions boosting the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain entry this weekend at Rockingham, one may have expected attention to be diverted away slightly from the series’ front runners. Yet it was the usual suspect Michael Meadows of Samsung UHD TV Racing who stood at the top of the time sheets following Friday Practice at the Corby venue.
Initial headlines where indeed diverted towards a Championship debutant, Nicholas Latifi. Latifi is a regular runner in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship and the Canadian teenager set the timing screens alight in the first session of the weekend as he claimed the fastest time for Redline Racing.
The single-seater star would thus be slowly sent down to third in the overall classification after the second session, bested not only by Meadows but In2Racing’s Paul Rees. Rees was another pleasant surprise on Friday having struggled at Knockhill and one hopes he can continue this form throughout the weekend.
Pro-Am1 has featured some particularly enjoyable battles in recent events and this trend looks set to continue in Corby. Justin Sherwood of Team Parker Racing climbed to the top of the time sheets by only a fraction of a second from Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt and such close times can only be a positive indicator as we
approach the commencing of qualifying and then racing activities.
It was another of the aforementioned category debutants who
starred in Pro-Am2, one Daniel McKay, the son of Paul McKay who made his first appearance at Croft. Yet again times were exceedingly close, McKay the younger leading Parr Motorsport’s Peter Kyle-Henney, the returning Will Goff (In2Racing) and Team Parker Racing man Steven Liquorish and the four were covered by just under half a second at the end of Friday proceedings.
The remaining additions to the grid this weekend come in the form of guest entrant David Walley, the GT Cup front runner competing on behalf of In2Racing and David Witt who joins his son Jordan at Redline Racing.