Cammish on Top, Six Stun in Round Two

Porsche Carrera Cup, Brands Hatch, 2 April 2016 Photo: James Lipman

Dan Cammish stormed race two of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season at Brands Hatch, winning by a symbolic six seconds for Redline Racing.

GT Marques man Dino Zamparelli lacked a touch of pace in the second encounter but was able to gap the rest of the field, to whom we will return.

In Pro-Am1 Sean Hudspeth took a debut class win for Parr Motorsport and a solid ninth overall. Tenth and eleventh, second and third in class, went to Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) and Dan McKay (In2Racing).

The Pro-Am2 battle was won by Mark Radcliffe for Intersport, with Ian Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing) and Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) again claiming podium slots.

Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing). Tom Oliphant (Redline Racing). Tom Sharp (IDL Racing). Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing). Lewis Plato (Redline Racing). Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing). Third. Fourth. Fifth. Sixth. Seventh. Eighth.

The stars of the show. This sextet were the pivotal players in one of the most engaging and dramatic Porsche tussles in many a year. Swapping positions and running in a line race long, through traffic, the twists and turns of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. Exemplary driving and drama, with one victim. Barrie Baxter (Pro-Am2) was fired off the road after a mis-understanding between his Redline machine and Jelley. Otherwise the epitome of why people enjoy motor racing.

Onwards the circus heads to Silverstone, the Grand Prix circuit and the World Endurance Championship support slot. There is a little bit of tension in the paddock currently, that needs to dissipate swiftly. Currently we have the prospect of one the most engaging and thrilling TOCA support line-ups in recent history. Bad feeling needn’t spoil that, as race two’s super six proved.