An unprecedented nine drivers from the burgeoning Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain field will, for one round only, move across to the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the first weekend of July. The German marque’s premier category accompanies Britain’s round of the FIA Formula One World Championship at Silverstone on the Grand Prix circuit. With such talent joining the field, there is potential for at least one of the guest entries and perhaps more, to climb onto the rostrum on the morning of the 5th of July.
Here is why we think this…
1: Cammish – The man with momentum
Dan Cammish has taken to Porsche racing like a duck to water in the 2015 Carrera Cup of Great Britain with Redline Racing, having taken six victories from eight races. He wasn’t on the Supercup grid at Silverstone last year but showed well on his foray into the equally as competitive Carrera Cup Deutschland at the Lausitztring. Again he has recent experience of the circuit from the media day test session and should not be ruled out of a podium in 2015. Or maybe even a victory.
2: Webster – The man with the experience
Josh Webster and Team Parker Racing may not have enjoyed the smoothest start to the 2015 Carrera Cup GB but experience of the Supercup event from last year allied to media day testing, may make him the most obvious contender to lead the British charge. Webster looked strong at points of the GP weekend last year and a top six should not be out of his reach in 2015.
3: Jelley – The outside bet
Stephen Jelley has not had the success he perhaps would have liked on his return to the Carrera Cup GB but he is the most experienced front-runner heading to Silverstone and if practice and qualifying go well, the Team Parker Racing man may well prove to be a formidable force. Former GP2 Asia racer unlikely to be overawed by the atmosphere of a Grand Prix weekend
4: Cullen, Sharp and Falla – Top dozen potential
Ryan Cullen could well prove to be a dark horse at Silverstone, he was there last year in GP3. Yet his lack of experience has so far seen him fail to realise his undoubted pace, although he has slowly been moving forward for G-Cat Racing. Tom Sharp and IDL Racing will stand out, an independent entry on a Grand Prix support card most unusual in the 21st century. Make no mistake, it will be a huge task for team and driver to break into the top ten but with a bit more luck and on current form, we wouldn’t bet again this. Jack Falla is the second Redline entry and has shown well in Pro-Am1 so far in 2015. A Supercup foray is a totally different level of competition and he would do well to observe and learn from Cammish this weekend.
5: Leonard, Mundy and Hill – Points to prove
Karl Leonard is the third Team Parker Racing entry and the Irishman has attracted a lot of attention for bothering the Pro classification contenders thus far in 2015. With such a tough field, he will do well to stay in the top fifteen but a wet qualifying session would level the playing field nicely for Leonard to spring a surprise. If the opportunity arises, he will take it. Graeme Mundy will enter the weekend for the second successive year and the IN2Racing driver will simply try to stay out of trouble in the massive field. Jake Hill is another IN2Racing driver and after being out of top class racing consistently for the past few seasons, his ability to make use of precious free-practice time will make or break his weekend. If he gets a clear run, then another surprise for the Supercup regulars almost certainly awaits.