Michael Meadows made a clean sweep of the points in this weekend’s Carrera Cup GB races at Silverstone, taking two wins and two fastest laps to bolster his chances of winning the Championship for 2014. Backing up the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Carrera Cup features a grid of identical and very strictly scrutinised Porsche 991 Cup cars – new for this year – so its all down to driver skill (and a little luck) to making it to the podium.
Cleveland-based Redline Racing, who run both Josh Webster and Spaniard Victor Jiminez have already taken the team title – for the sixth time in 12 seasons of Carrera Cup GB.
Josh Webster, Paul Rees and Victor Jiminez all qualified within a second of Meadows’ time but the Londoner led from lights to flag in both of the weekend’s races. Paul Rees will step up to the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, one of the support races for FIA Formula 1, later this season having experienced their pace at the Le Mans 24 earlier this year.
Emmerdale star Kevlin Fletcher took both Pro Am 2 titles, although his win over the Pro Am 1 winner in Race 2 was down to Jordan Witt falling foul of track limit regulations, incurring a 5-second penalty. Fletcher opted to fit new tyres for Sunday’s race which put him to the back of the grid but that only seemed to spur him on, posting a 1/2 second better fastest lap than in Race 1 – not bad considering he didn’t test on Friday. These were Fletcher’s last races of the season.
Jordan Witt won the Pro Am 1 category in both races. Josh Files was the guest driver in the number zero car, run by Team Parker Racing.
The Championship concludes at Brands Hatch in two weeks.
Text and images: Chris Valentine