Porsche Carrera Cup GB Silverstone: The Title Decider?

by Lee Bonham

Dan Cammish and Redline Racing have the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title within their grasp as the series heads to Silverstone. The fact that ITV4 will begin their coverage of the penultimate BTCC round of the season early simply to accommodate the opening Carrera Cup GB race (10:15am), shows the sense of inevitability about the title’s destiny.

However, the Carrera Cup GB comprises of three classes and the Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 fights are still wide open. The one constant is that it is a Redline affair at the top of both.

Jordan Witt leads Juta Racing star Ignas Gelzinis by a paltry three points (114 plays 111). The Pro-Am1 class is really between these two and if either of these two can steal a march at Silverstone, the title fight may well be settled in reality, if not mathematically, before we head to Brands Hatch GP.

This though, seems all the more likely, for John McCullagh’s Pro-Am2 bid. Eight points cover the top three, Credit4CarsIan Dockerill is the last in the queue and before him comes Nerijus Dagilis and his Juta Racing car, with only a six point gap to bridge.

Yet we must return to the permutations for the overall classification, for that is the story that will likely be resolved come Sunday morning. Michael Meadows (Samsung SUHD TV Racing) and Team Parker Racing driver Josh Webster sit on 174 and 173 points. So remove Cammish and you have quite the drama.

However, that is not the situation with which we find ourselves. Dan sits on 248 points, 74 clear of his nearest (distant rival). For a race victory, you earn 20 points. For a pole position, you earn a point. For a fastest lap, you earn a point. So with four races remaining, there are a possible 88 points. With three left there will be 66. So Meadows must close the gap by at least 8 points in race one.

If Meadows can score a pole position and fastest lap in the first race, Cammish could finish fourth and be champion. If Cammish himself scores the “bonus” points, then sixth will secure him the title. Third or higher and the title is guaranteed. Clear? Come the culmination of the first twenty eight lap race on Sunday morning, expect things to be a lot clearer. Honestly, expect a new champion to be crowned.

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