Josh Webster swept to a commanding victory in the opening Spa-Francorchamps, Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain race. The Team Parker Racing man ran away from his well earned pole position and only the showing of the chequered flag slowed him down.
The winner was elated and deservedly proud, saying, “Days like today are incredible but it’s even more special when the entire World Endurance Championship community is watching.” Behind the reigning champion, it was present championship leader Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) and Webster’s teammate Stephen Jelley who completed the podium.
For Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing), disaster, after he ended his race four laps down after an incident.
Behind the top three, Victor Jimenez returned to form for In2Racing and Dino Zamparelli (Parr Motorsport) continued his strong weekend with fifth. Tom Sharp did a tremendous job for IDL Racing to claim sixth position after a fantastic performance.
In Pro-Am1, the order was similar to that of qualifying, with Team Parker Racing leading Redline Racing leading Juta Racing: drivers Karl Leonard, Jordan Witt and Ignas Gelzinis taking the top three positions for their respective teams. Mark Cole climbed from the back of the grid all the way to fifteenth and fifth in class for Parr Motorsport.
It was another Pro-Am2 debutant who take the class victory in Friday’s race after Graeme Mundy (In2Racing) took pole earlier in the day. Nerijus Dagilis (Juta Racing) delivered a stirring performance to best class rivals Paul McKay (In2Racing) and John McCullagh (Redline Racing). The trio were separated by little more than nine seconds after thirteen laps, with Mundy sadly not making the finish.
One dramatic race delivered, one still to come. Can Webster stay on top in race two? Expect a full report later this afternoon.
Full race results may be found by following this link: http://fiawec.alkamelsystems.com/