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Zamparelli Does the Double, Cammish Fights Back

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Zamparelli again started from pole-position and was never headed, as drizzle intensified around the Yorkshire venue. The GT Marques driver has appeared to be in a class of one this weekend and a championship challenge is now firmly ignited.

Cammish had to fight back from fifth on the grid and was able to climb to second with a charging drive in his Redline Racing car. He now holds a slender three point advantage in the standings as the series heads for Snetterton in six weeks time.

Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) started second and finished third following an encouraging weekend and his defence of said podium from Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) was a highlight, Jelley even resorting to the gravel trap to try and make a manoeuvre stick but alas to no avail. Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) finished eighth (fourth in race one) after a spectacular clash with Alessandro Latif on the pit-straight spat the second GT Marques entry onto the grass and out of contention.

Euan McKay (In2Racing) was the victor again in Pro-Am1, Justin Sherwood climbing a position on the rostrum to second for Team Parker and John McCullagh returning to the podium after an absence in third for Redline. Sean Hudspeth struggled in his Parr Motorsport machine and finished behind some of the Pro-Am2 entries. Dan McKay was unable to start after damage sustained in race one proved too much for the hard-working In2Racing mechanics to repair in the short gap between races this weekend.

Those Pro-Am2 entries were this time headed by Mark Radcliffe (Intersport) with Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr) second and Tautvydas Barstys third for Juta. The same trio who climbed the rostrum in race one, returning in a different order the second time around.

So a dramatic weekend of racing at Croft has left the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title picture somewhat blurred. On the one hand Dino Zamparelli now holds the momentum, on the other hand Dan Cammish will be determined to assert his authority again on the title fight. In Pro-Am1 Euan McKay is pulling clear but the top three in Pro-Am2 (Barstys, Radcliffe and Kyle-Henney) are separated by only five points. Six weeks to try and make sense of a blistering first half of the 2016 season and eagerly anticipate the return to track action at Snetterton in six weeks time.

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