Stephen Jelley just cannot catch a break in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Today at Oulton Park, he would, he could and he should have claimed his first win since his return to the category in 2015. He didn’t. A mis-understanding with a back-marker, team-mate Rupert Martin, forced the race leading Team Parker Racing man off the road and out of the race lead.
Step right up Dan Cammish. The Redline Racing driver tracked Jelley race long, waited and then pounced when opportunity knocked. Win four from five.
Charlie Eastwood claimed yet another podium in Redline car number two and in fourth was Redline car number three, that of Tom Oliphant. Redline car number four was in strife with Lewis Plato clashing with Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and spinning him right round. Dino Zamparelli made up for a lacklustre qualifying with a top five result for GT Marques.
The Pro-Am1 tale is mercifully easier to tell. Take the qualifying result. Copy and paste the top three. Done and dusted. Euan McKay led Dan Mckay in an In2Racing one/two, results finally coming for a team beset with bad-luck over the first two rounds. Sean Hudspeth rounded out the top three for Parr Motorsport.
Mark Radcliffe was a Pro-Am2 winner for Intersport, beating Peter Kyle-Henney in the Parr entry and Adrian Barwick’s Team Parker car. The race ended under red-flag conditions with Peter Parsons and The Car Loan Centre car involved in a heavy accident. The driver was mercifully unharmed, the car very much so.
So to 03:25pm on Sunday and signs of resistance from the Pro classification. A standing start will make things tough for Jelley to leap ahead tomorrow but he seems like a man reinvigorated. More drama still to come from Cheshire.