Dan Cammish was victorious again in round four of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, as the Pro-Am1 battled descended into chaos before three corners were completed.
The story of the front of the field is easy enough to tell. Cammish led Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) and Charlie Eastwood (Redline) with the trio all making good starts and then circulating at a respectable distance for the thirty minute duration.
Meanwhile the McKay duo (Dan and Euan – In2Racing) ended up together on the exit of the Abbey Curve in a racing accident where both drivers were blameless, and Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) finished off the Pro-Am1 class decimation by locking up and cannoning into a blameless Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing).
John McCullagh picked up the pieces to claim a top ten result and a class victory in his Redline machine to recover from yesterday’s disappointing spin into the gravel before the lights went out. He was shadowed by Peter Jennings throughout (G-Cat Racing). Sean Hudspeth climbed through the order in incisive fashion and was able to usurp Jennings for a second in class with Parr Motorsport.
Undoubtedly the highlight was the terrific Pro-Am2 scrap featuring Graeme Mundy, Mark Radcliffe, Ian Dockerill, Adrian Barwick and Peter Kyle-Henney. Mundy (In2Racing) emerged on top in class, ahead of Radcliffe in the Intersport machine. Dockerill’s Asset Advantage Racing finished in third. Positions switched on a lap by lap basis but in general the driving was commendably clean.
One driver who deserves far more recognition that he was afforded yesterday was the other Redline machine, that of Tom Oliphant. Yesterday he charged through the field in tricky conditions, making up a dozen positions to finish fifth. Today he was involved in a terrific tussle for fourth with Stephen Jelley (Team Parker) and the beautiful IDL Racing machine of Tom Sharp. Sharp tried race long but ultimately could not pass Jelley. So Oliphant took the matter into his own hands and passed both Sharp and Jelley within the last tour and two corners, with some creative imagining of track-limits. Sharp then swept ahead of Jelley ahead of the final corner. A personal TCF Star of the Weekend Award to Tom Oliphant then.
After a spectacular opening race and another decent race two thrash, Carrera Cup GB heads North to Oulton Park to re-join the TOCA package. At the moment, the momentum appears to be settling on different drivers race by race but at the front of the field, Cammish appears to be in control. For now. Zamparelli will not be going down without a fight.