Michael Meadows raced to his second victory of the day in round 13 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill today (Sunday 24 August) with another tremendous drive as Josh Webster chased hard.
His double win means that Meadows has clawed back eight points of the lead held by Carrera Cup GB Scholarship driver Webster to leave the margin at eight points with six races still to run. Also completing double wins were Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) in Pro-Am1 and Carol Brown (In2 Racing) in Pro-Am2.
Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) converted pole position into the lead from the rolling start and went clear in the opening laps. However, as the race entered the closing stages, Webster (Redline Racing) closed in as Meadows started to lap the Pro-Am2 contenders.
Meadows kept his cool to take another win, but there was little more than half a second between them at the flag. Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) drove a strong race to complete the overall podium while Witt held off a race-long challenge from Rob Smith (Redline Racing) to take fourth overall and Pro-Am1 spoils.
Sixth overall from the back of the grid came Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) after a clutch issue before the start forced him to start from the pit road. His tremendous drive earned him the ‘driver of the weekend’ award. Brown completed her perfect weekend by winning Pro-Am2, but had Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) as a constant shadow.
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:
“I had problems in traffic and lost two seconds late in the race. Our pace was pretty similar after the first 10 laps, when I pulled out the gap. It’s been a very good weekend and I’ve pulled back eight points over Josh in the championship.”
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“If he’d made one mistake I’d have been on him! Michael’s a seasoned racer at Knockhill and I’m pleased to have been that close to him at the end of the race. I’d never seen the track before last Tuesday.”
Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) third overall:
“That was okay. The car was really good but I just didn’t have the grip at the start of the race when Josh went away.”
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“It was very good. Rob kept me honest all the way and it’s been a great weekend.”
Carol Brown (In2 Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“It’s been a perfect weekend. I struggled a bit by not getting enough heat into the tyres and Peter was there all the time.”
Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) second in Pro-Am2:
“Carol’s got so much circuit knowledge! It was a really good race and there was just one small section where she was quicker.”
Results round 13:
Overall: 1 Michael Meadows; 2 Josh Webster; 3 Pepe Massot
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Jordan Witt; 2 Rob Smith; 3 Justin Sherwood
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Carol Brown; 2 Peter Kyle-Henney; 3 Steven Liquorish