Carrera Cup GB: Cammish Wins At Snetterton
Defending Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish took two wins from two races at Snetterton to increase his championship lead over Dino Zamparelli…
Round nine of the Carrera Cup GB saw Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish and Charlie Eastwood lining up on the front row for the rolling start. Cammish took a dominant lights to flag victory, but he was kept honest all the way by his team mate over the 14 lap race. Behind the duo Tom Sharp maintained his grid position of third to the flag, keeping Lewis Plato behind him in fourth. Plato and Tom Oliphant enjoyed a race long battle, but when Oliphant went for a move on the last lap he went wide backing Stephen Jelley into GT Porsche contributor, Dino Zamparelli. Jelley and Zamparelli made contact causing Jelley to crash and putting him out of race two.
In Pro-Am1 Euan McKay took a lights-to-flag victory, placing ninth overall and clinching his fifth category win of 2016. Further back brother Dan McKay fought with Greg Caton, Caton took second with Dan claiming the final podium spot. Pro-Am2 was a close run thing, with Adrian Barwick, Tautvydas Barstys and Peter Kyle-Henney all pushing. When Barwick and Barstys touched, Kyle-Henney capitalised taking victory ahead of Iain Dockerill, Shamus Jennings followed them home.
After Cammish’s win earlier in the day, Redline Racing were sat on 99 Carrera Cup GB wins so all eyes were on the championship leader to see if he could repeat his earlier performance and make it a historic century for the team. Cammish got off to a great start and duly did just that, taking another win at Snetterton and Redline Racing’s 100th victory in the series. Behind him was team mate and Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar, Charlie Eastwood.
Behind the Redline Racing duo was championship challenger, Dino Zamparelli, who resisted pressure from Oliphant in the closing stages, Oliphant had passed Plato at the start. Zamparelli could do little more than minimise his championship points deficit to Cammish, he said: “Even though we got a podium I’m not really happy as we’ve been struggling for pace. Over the first few laps it was okay but we tailed off a lot. It’s frustrating as I don’t know why – I felt okay but we just weren’t near the front. It’s damage limitation and we’ll have to go away, look at it, and see what we can do. We’ll regroup for Knockhill and hopefully be back in the fight.”
Further back Sharp and Gelzinis battled, Sharp came home fifth with Gelzinis sixth, McKay had been running with the pair in the lead of Pro-Am1 but his brother, Dan, closed the gap to take the class win on the last lap, his first victory of 2016. Sean Hudspeth took third by keeping Caton at bay, Justin Sherwood finished behind in fifth. In Pro-Am2 Barstys took a confident victory with Kyle-Henney in second, Mark Radcliffe placed third. Kyle-Henney took the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ award for his performances. Behind them Barwick and Shamus Jennings got together, leaving Barwick with a 10 second penalty.
Points Standings After Rounds 9 & 10:
|1.||Dan Cammish||Redline Racing||195|
|2.||Dino Zamparelli||GT Marques||175|
|3.||Charlie Eastwood||Redline Racing||143|
|1.||Euan McKay||IN2 Racing||96|
|2.||Sean Hudspeth||Parr Motorsport||75|
|3.||John McCullagh||Redline Racing||72|
|1.||Tautvydas Barstys||Juta Racing||89|
|2.||Peter Kyle-Henney||Parr Motorsport||82|
|3.||Mark Radcliffe||Intersport Racing||81|
Redline Racing’s historic win puts Cammish 20-points ahead of championship rival, Zamparelli, ahead of rounds eleven and twelve at Knockhill in Scotland in two weeks time.