The Porsche Carrera Cup GB has burst back to life in Norfolk today, with two free-practice sessions signalling the official start to proceedings of the second half of the season.
In2Racing’s Spaniard Victor Jimenez is not present at Snetterton, for reasons not immediately apparent and confirmed on Twitter yesterday. The team announced they are also looking into potential driver line-ups for next season, highlighting their continued commitment to the series.
Karl Leonard is another absentee for Team Parker Racing and the sum total of the different maladies of various entrants, means the grid drop to a comparatively low yet still impressive twenty-two.
Looking to the future, the 2016/2017 scholarship has officially launched this week. Worth over £150,000 the prize is one of the most valuable in British motor sport. Drivers must be between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two on the first day of the new year with a National A license to apply. Applications close on the fourth of September.
Team Parker Racing’s Josh Webster became the first scholar to win the overall series title in his first year last season and is full of praise for the programme. He comments, “Being part of the Porsche family is very special and I have been lucky enough to gain some brilliant experience in and out of the car thanks to the scholarship.”
In terms of free-practice times, Redline Racing dominated with Dan Cammish in the opening session, whilst in his Samsung SUHD TV Racing entered machine Michael Meadows topped the second session.
His teammate, returning double champion James Sutton, was in the top five in both free-practice one and two whilst Jayde Kruger managed to hustle the Brookspeed machine to third in the morning activity.
Qualifying takes place at 14:20 tomorrow afternoon with race one starting the second half of the season’s competition off at 10:45 Sunday morning. Race two takes place at 17:40 as the final race of the day.