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2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season review – part two

If the first half of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup season suggested that Daniel Cammish wasn’t going to have it all his own way (despite taking five wins from eight races), the second part of this year’s campaign confirmed that the 27-year-old from Leeds is currently one of the fastest 911 GT3 Cup racers around.

Between rounds nine and ten at Snetterton and rounds 13 and 14 at Silverstone, the Redline Racing driver dropped just two points to his rivals. 2016/17 Carrera Cup GB scholar, Charlie Eastwood grabbed the point for fastest lap in race one at Snetterton while Stephen Jelley did likewise in race two at Silverstone.

Cammish was untouchable at Snetterton, Knockhill and Silverstone, with a run of six consecutive victories allowing him to wrap up the 2016 title when the series revisited the home of British motorsport for two races on the National circuit.

Cammish was imperious through the second half of 2016, taking six wins in a row.

Cammish was imperious through the second half of 2016, taking six wins in a row…

His charge to the championship was accelerated by Dino Zamparelli’s sudden downturn in form over the second half of the season. Having dominated at Croft, the 24-year-old from Bristol could only manage sixth and third in the two races at Snetterton.

Things got even worse for the GT Marques driver at Knockhill. Struggling for the whole weekend north of the border in Scotland, Zamparelli couldn’t break into the top five in either of the races before a fifth and third at Silverstone saw him concede the title to Cammish before the Brands Hatch finale.

While Zamparelli’s challenge fell by the wayside, Cammish’s closest rival came from within over the second half of the 2016 season as Eastwood, driving for Redline Racing in his debut Carrera Cup GB campaign, strung together a run of four consecutive second places at Snetterton and Knockhill.

...This allowed the 27-year-old to wrap up his second PCCGB title with a round to spare.

…This allowed the 27-year-old to wrap up his second PCCGB title with a round to spare.

Silverstone was slightly tougher for the new Porsche GB scholar but, at the season finale, held on the Brands Hatch GP layout, Eastwood finally scored his first Carrera Cup pole position, duly converting it to a maiden victory in race one as Cammish made a rare mistake, spinning on his way to eighth.

Normal service was resumed in the final race of the year as Cammish took a record-breaking 12th victory, ahead of Zamparelli and Eastwood, the order of the podium finishers reflecting the final points standings.

After a solid run throughout the season (in which he only finished outside the top six once), Carrera Cup GB debutant, Tom Oliphant finished the season in fourth. Driving for Redline Racing, the 26-year-old’s best performance of the year came with second place in the first race at Silverstone National.

2016/17 Porsche GB scholar, Charlie Eastwood improved massively through the second part of the year, taking his maiden race win at the Brands Hatch season closer.

2016/17 Porsche GB scholar, Charlie Eastwood improved massively through the second part of the year, taking his maiden race win at the Brands Hatch season closer.

Behind Oliphant in the final points table, Jelley and Tom Sharp both showed flashes of speed. Each took five podiums during the season however, neither had the consistency to challenge each weekend at the sharp end.

In the Pro-Am1 class, it was all about the McKay brothers. Driving for IN2 Racing, Euan McKay won the title at a canter, taking nine class victories and four other podium finishes however, come the end of the season, it was younger sibling, Dan doing the winning as the latter rallied to finish second in the standings.

Pro-Am2 saw an intense, season-long battle between Tautvydas Barstys, Parr Motorsport’s Peter Kyle-Henney and Mark Radcliffe. Only settled at the second visit to Brands Hatch, it was the Lithuanian who took the crown ahead of Kyle-Henney and Radcliffe (the latter taking the most class wins in 2016 with seven).

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Euan McKay dominated the Pro-Am1 class, beating his brother, Dan to the title. Both will make the jump to the Pro class in 2017.

Euan McKay dominated the Pro-Am1 class, beating his brother, Dan to the title. Both will make the jump to the Pro class in 2017.

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2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season review – part one

In 2015, Daniel Cammish waltzed to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title. The Leeds-based racer’s maiden campaign in the series brought ten race wins (often escaping the chasing pack from the moment the lights went out) and he never finished lower than second, wrapping up the crown with two races to go.

This season, the raw statistics paint an even more dominant picture. Cammish – who again teamed up with Redline Racing in the Nationwide-sponsored Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car – won a record-breaking 12 races, again securing the title with a meeting to spare.

However, the numbers on paper don’t tell the whole story of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season, a year when Cammish probably had to dig deeper than ever before (at least in the first half of the season) to secure championship glory.

Dino Zamparelli, driving for GT Marques in 2016, opened the season strongly with victory at Brands Hatch.

Dino Zamparelli, driving for GT Marques in 2016, opened the season strongly with victory at Brands Hatch.

Opening the season at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, it was actually Dino Zamparelli, driving for the GT Marques squad, who won the first encounter of the year, benefiting from a contentious track limits penalty for Cammish (who had started the race from pole position).

While Cammish came out fighting in race two, taking his first victory of the year by over six seconds, two fastest laps for Zamparelli ensured that the Bristol-based racer left the 1.2-mile track in Kent tied on points with his Redline Racing rival.

Supporting the FIA WEC in tricky conditions around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, Cammish was able to fend off Zamparelli in both rounds three and four. However, both were hard fought affairs, especially the second encounter where the 24-year-old racer was beaten to the chequered flag by just 0.6 seconds.

Daniel Cammish (Redline Racing) strolled to a double victory at Oulton Park at the start of June.

Daniel Cammish (Redline Racing) strolled to a double victory at Oulton Park at the start of June.

Oulton Park played host to another masterclass from Cammish, who seemed to finally be getting into his stride at the Cheshire circuit. While the 27-year-old took his fourth and fifth victories of the season, Zamparelli struggled for pace, finishing fifth and third respectively in rounds five and six.

Instead, Cammish’s closest challenger came from Team Parker Racing’s Stephen Jelley. In what was undoubtedly the veteran racer’s best weekend of the year, he twice finished second (and was leading race one around the undulating parkland circuit until he was forced off the road lapping a backmarker).

If the 2015 champion thought retaining his title was about to turn into a cakewalk however, round seven and eight at Croft brought Cammish firmly back to earth.

The opening half of the season saw a number of tight battles between Cammish and Zamparelli, often with only a few tenths between them.

The opening half of the season saw a number of tight battles between Cammish and Zamparelli, often with only a few tenths between them.

Mechanical problems in race one limited him to seventh (his first non-podium finish in the Carrera Cup GB since a wildcard entry into the 2014 season finale) and he couldn’t overhaul Zamparelli in race two, finishing second.

While his rival struggled, Zamparelli enjoyed his best weekend of the year, winning from pole position and taking fastest lap in both races. In a display reminiscent of his 2015 Silverstone performance, the 24-year-old was untouchable in North Yorkshire, suggesting a title battle wasn’t dead in the water yet.

The maximum points haul meant that the second-year Carrera Cup racer sat just three points behind Cammish in the standings at the season’s halfway mark, while Jelley was a distant third and already under threat by new Carrera Cup GB scholar, Charlie Eastwood.

To find out how Dan Cammish when his second successive Carrera Cup GB title, check out part two of our 2016 season review now.

While Cammish was mired in the midfield, Zamparelli took two wins at Croft to close in the championship leader.

While Cammish was mired in the midfield, Zamparelli took two wins at Croft to close in the championship leader.

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2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB: Knockhill race report

Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion, Dan Cammish took a big step towards retaining his title with a perfect points haul north of the border at the demanding Knockhill circuit, near Edinburgh.

Cammish, looking to become one of just three drivers to win two consecutive Carrera Cup GB titles, secured pole position for rounds 11 and 12 at the Scottish circuit before converting his grid slot into his eighth and ninth victories of the season.

Race one saw the Redline Racing driver get away cleanly in the lead from the rolling start, closely pursued by teammate (and 2016/17 Porsche Scholar) Charlie Eastwood.

Cammish Eastwood Knockhill

The 21-year-old Irish racer kept his more experienced teammate honest throughout the 31-lap encounter but could never get much within a second of the rear wing of Cammish’s 991 GT3 Cup car, eventually settling for P2, two seconds behind the reigning champion.

Behind, Tom Sharp rounded off the podium having jumped passed Alessandro Latif at the start. The IDL Racing driver had to fend off the attention of Lewis Plato in the early stages before pulling away and securing fourth podium of 2016.

As Plato’s challenge faded, Stephen Jelley (having started eighth on the grid) was able to find a way through to take fourth as Cammish’s closest title rival, Dino Zamparelli could only finish sixth for the GT Marques squad.

Tom Sharp Knockhill

At the front, race two followed a similar pattern as Cammish immediately worked out a small but comfortable lead over Eastwood before the Porsche Scholar was able to peg the gap back but never get truly on terms with his teammate.

As Cammish and Eastwood gave Redline Racing their fourth consecutive one-two of the season, Sharp was made to work for his second podium of the meeting by Tom Oliphant. The duo swapped positions incessantly, including twice on the final lap.

Zamparelli’s disappointing weekend concluded with another sixth place, giving Cammish a 44-point advantage in the title battle with four races left to run. The penultimate meeting of the year takes place at Silverstone on 17-18 September.

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PCCGB Knockhill podium

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Nick Tandy’s team switches to Porsche Carrera Cup GB for 2017

JTR, the racing team run by Porsche factory driver (and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans winner) Nick Tandy, will move into the Porsche Carrera Cup GB next season.

The British Formula Ford championship-winning squad’s move mirrors Tandy’s own career switch from single seaters into the one-make Porsche series in 2010 (after a handful of headline-grabbing guest drives in 2008 and 2009).

Tandy had made no secret that a switch to the Carrera Cup has been on the JTR radar for sometime and, talking to Total 911, admitted that plans for the move ramped up “after the start of this season”.

Porsche Motorsport: Nick Tandy

“I’ve been involved this year with the development of the new 911 GT3 Cup car, which will debut next year in Supercup and be used in GB from 2018, and now seemed like the right time to jump in [with JTR],” the British Porsche ace explained.

Three new Porsche 991 GT3 Cup cars have been ordered for the team’s Carrera Cup GB debut in 2017, with JTR hoping to field a driver in each of the championship’s three categories next year: Pro, Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2.

With news of the switch only just made public, no drivers have currently been signed up however the team has also bought an old 991 Cup car in order to test out potential signings later this year.

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JTR’s Carrera Cup GB drivers will benefit from coaching with Tandy and, while the team doesn’t have any GT experience to this point, the Porsche works driver feels his own experience developing and setting up 911 Cup cars will allow the squad to start next season on the front foot.

“The team has a number of people working for it who, combined, have won numerous championships,” the 2015 Le Mans winner pointed out. “All those skills are transferable.”

Should the Carrera Cup GB venture go well, JTR could eventually expand into the Porsche Supercup, helping its drivers forge a career in Europe using the Porsche ladder system that Tandy himself has used to such good effect.

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“If you’re looking for a 2017 Carrera Cup seat, JTR – despite their lack of first-hand experience – should be a genuine consideration. Nick is one of the fastest sports car driver around (especially in a 911) so to offer coaching with the Le Mans winner makes the package look very attractive. I’m sure they’ll be contenders in all three classes from the off.”

PR PORSCHE 2015 Le Mans 919 Tandy

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Video: The 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB is coming…

This weekend, the Autosport International Show marked the unofficial start of the race season for many, including the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The first race may not be until April 1-3 but Porsche is already looking ahead to that opening round at Brands Hatch with this 2016 preview video.

Featuring some high-octance highlights from last season (a year dominated by Dan Cammish and Redline Racing), the video covers all the major features of the year ahead, including a support race at the FIA WEC’s Six Hours of Silverstone.

So, if you’re itching for some race action during the barren winter months, sit back, relax and enjoy two minutes of unrelenting Carrera Cup action.

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