Paul Rees took a resounding victory in the 15th race of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Rockingham today (Sunday 7th of September) to score his first championship victory.
As Michael Meadows struggled home in eleventh place with a fuel pump problem, Josh Webster took second place to build his championship lead back out to 14 points with four races left to run.
Despite an early spin after contact with Jordan Witt (Redline Racing), Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) won Pro-Am1 to increase his championship lead and Will Goff (In2 Racing) took an excellent win in Pro-Am2.
Rees (In2 Racing) headed the field from the rolling start as Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) slotted into second place from Webster (Redline Racing) before an early safety car period allowed marshals to move Witt’s car from the gravel at Tarzan corner. Rees took control again from the re-start as Meadows started to build his challenge. However, the fuel pump problem then developed and Meadows’ car stopped briefly before he was able to get moving again and cruise to the flag.
Rees drove a faultless race to score his debut Porsche victory, going clear of Webster as Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) fended off a race-long challenge from Nicholas Latifi (Redline Racing) for fourth. Into fifth went guest racer David Walley (In2 Racing) to complete an impressive Carrera Cup debut.
While Sherwood won Pro-Am1, Goff took control of Pro-Am2 with a tremendous performance to head Daniel McKay (In2 Racing) and Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) to the flag.
Paul Rees (In2 Racing) first overall:
“I’m really, really happy. We’ve been there or thereabouts all season and I thought we had the pace to win yesterday. It is fantastic to win in front of all my sponsors. It is just such a good feeling.
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“What a lucky boy I am! But I’ve got to take whatever happens. We were still struggling with the car and we just didn’t have the pace.”
Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“I got spun round on the first lap and after that the car was a bit lairy round the banking. Later on I had a fuel pump problem and the car was cutting out on the left-handers.”
Daniel McKay (In2 Racing) second in Pro-Am2:
“That was a crazy race! I made a mistake before the safety car and let Will and Steven past. Will drove a great race and In2 Racing has done a brilliant job for me this weekend.”
Results round 15:
Overall: 1 Paul Rees; 2 Josh Webster; 3 Pepe Massot
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Justin Sherwood
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Will Goff; 2 Daniel McKay; 3 Steven Liquorish
Full results for the Carrera Cup GB are available at www.tsl-timing.co.uk