Dan Cammish has made a tremendous debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB when he claimed two pole positions in a drama-filled qualifying session at Brands Hatch today.
While guest racer Cammish (Team Parker Racing) set the standard on a track that dried throughout the session, Josh Webster (Redline Racing) set second best time for both races and, importantly, took the two pole points to stretch his championship lead over third-fastest Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) to six points ahead of Sunday’s deciding pair of races.
Rob Smith (Redline Racing) was top of the Pro-Am1 runners while Pete Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) delivered a great performance to take both Pro-Am2 poles and move level with category rival Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) once dropped scores are factored in.
The session was the most dramatic of the season as conditions improved lap by lap and the times tumbled. A mid-session red flag when Jake Hill (In2 Racing) slid off into the gravel added further to the tension. Cammish did a fantastic job to claim both poles from Webster and Meadows to set up the prospect of two thrilling races on Sunday. Spanish racers Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) and Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) shared fourth and fifth places on the two grids.
While Smith set the standard in Pro-Am1, second and third places in the category were shared by Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) and Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing).
Dan Cammish (Team Parker Racing) fastest overall: “It wasn’t a nice position as a driver because the track evolves every lap. I thought I’d missed the boat on the second set of tyres. But then I was four-tenths up on the back straight and I just had to hang on around the rest of the lap. It’s a fantastic result and I’m really pleased for the whole team.”
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second fastest overall: “I had to really work at that: the track conditions were changing every lap. I got more time on my second set of tyres and got the lap in. That is so crucial for the championship, so I’m really happy.”
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) third fastest overall: “That’s not ideal and wasn’t part of our script. Mid-way through the session we were okay but I think we were too late onto the second set of tyres. The pole points would have made it easier.”
Rob Smith (Redline Racing) fastest in Pro-Am1: “I’m a lot happier than I was after testing yesterday. Today was just about making the right call with the tyres and it was difficult. But it was amazing how much grip there was in the damp.”
Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) fastest in Pro-Am2: “Yesterday in testing I just didn’t get on top of the car. But what a difference a day makes. It was so important to get heat into the tyres. That brings us exactly level on points, so I’m a very happy man.”