Zamparelli Back in the Hunt with Race One Victory

by Lee Bonham

Zamparelli dominated the opening encounter of the weekend from pole-position and was never headed throughout the race’s fifteen lap duration. GT Marques man Zamparelli has been the pace-setter this weekend and a winning margin of just under four seconds doesn’t quite do his pace justice.

Jonas Gelzinis finished second for Juta Racing after shoulder-charging Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) off the road at the start. Sharp seemed to struggle for the remainder of the race and finished only eighth, a victim of his own lightening start.

Stephen Jelley was third for Team Parker Racing, continuing his recent run of good form. Unfortunately for championship leader Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) he was not able to make the progress that many would have expected and an uncharacteristic spin seemed to confirm that all was not well in the Nationwide backed car. He ended the race seventh.

In Pro-Am1 Euan McKay (In2Racing) claimed class honours from Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) and Justin Sherwood (Team Parker). Dan McKay (In2Racing) suffered a torrid race and was the sole retirement after a mis-understanding with John McCullagh’s Redline entry.

A rather quiet Pro-Am2 encounter featured Peter Kyle-Henney’s Parr machine claiming a class victory from Tautvydas Barstys in his shiny Juta Racing operated Porsche and Mark Radcliffe’s Intersport car.

So the championship’s complexion begins to change and suddenly Dino Zamparelli’s title hopes seem to be coming alive again. A second race victory would just about set the second half of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB up for a tantalising title tussle.

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