Carrera Cup GB: Cammish Wins At Oulton Park
Dan Cammish returned to the Carrera Cup GB from the season-opening Porsche Supercup meeting in style. In a soaking wet Oulton Park qualifying session, Cammish secured two pole positions for both races, and later clinched two wins, despite taking part in a dramatic weekend of Porsche racing.
In race one Cammish and GT Porsche columnist, Dino Zamparelli, led the field away for a rolling start, but an incident towards the front of the 21 car grid saw Tio Ellinas facing the wrong way in front of a tightly-packed crop of cars. Chaos ensued with Ellinas, Tom Wrigley, Jamie Orton, Alex Martin, Justin Sherwood, Peter Jennings, David Fairbrother, Matt Telling and Rupert Martin all caught up, each ending their races.
A restart saw Cammish and Zamparelli once more head the field into the first corner, Charlie Eastwood’s attempted pass on Zamparelli ended with Eastwood on the grass, and Zamparelli being subsequently penalised two championship points. Cammish pulled a slight lead on Zamparelli, and that’s how things stayed, with Lewis Plato in third. In Pro-Am1 it was a story of survival, Graeme Mundy nursing his damaged car home to take the category win. In Pro-Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney and Shamus Jennings did battle, Kyle-Henney coming out on top.
Race two saw a reduced grid thanks to the damage incurred in race one; Ellinas, Wrigley and Jennings were unable to take the start of round six. Cammish led into the first corner and the race settled into a rhythm with Zamparelli in second, defending from Eastwood in the later stages of the race. A red flag after 13 laps saw the race declared. In Pro-Am1, Justin Sherwood took his first win of 2017 take the category lead, Peter Kyle-Henney made it four wins from four races in Pro-Am 2.
The next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place on 17 June at Le Mans.
Points Standings After Rounds 5 & 6:
|1.||Dan Cammish||Redline Racing||112 points|
|2.||Charlie Eastwood||Redline Racing||101 points|
|3.||Dino Zamparelli||JTR||80 points|
|1.||Justin Sherwood||Team Parker Racing||42 points|
|2.||Graeme Mundy||Team Parker Racing||40 points|
|3.||Alex Martin||Team Parker Racing||38 points|
|1.||Thomas Jennings||G-Cat Racing||46 points|
|2.||Peter Kyle-Henney||IN2 Racing||40 points|
|3.||Rupert Martin||Team Parker Racing||35 points|