2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB: Brands Hatch GP race report
Victory in race one at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit meant Dan Cammish signed off his Porsche Carrera Cup GB-winning season in style however, it was IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp who stole the show at the 2015 finale taking his maiden series victory in the second encounter.
From pole position, Cammish was never headed in the first race, leading all 17 laps from pole position as Sharp (who started second after missing out on pole by 0.046 seconds) could never quite get on terms with the new champion.
Behind, Silverstone double winner, Dino Zamparelli trailed a further 2.2 seconds in arrears by the time the chequered flag fell, losing ground to Sharp in the battle for the £50,000 Rookie Championship prize fund.
Jayde Kruger took his best finish of the year in fourth, just beating Michael Meadows, the latter securing second place in the 2015 standings after last year’s champion, Josh Webster crashed out on the final lap due to a suspected suspension failure.
Race two saw Sharp starting on pole for the first time and, as Cammish had done earlier in the day, the poleman controlled proceedings. Never putting a foot wrong, Sharp was able to fend off all of Cammish’s attacks, eventually taking his first Carrera Cup GB win by a scant 0.180 seconds.
With it, Sharp secured the £50,000 prize for top rookie, an outstanding achievement given that his IDL Racing team is a family-run outfit, taking on the might of Redline Racing and Team Parker.
Zamparelli had to settle for third (though did take fastest lap), rounding off his season with a fourth consecutive podium, a complete turn around in form after joining GT Marques before Silverstone.
Kruger again took fourth place ahead of Meadows while Stephen Jelley’s sixth place was not enough to see Team Parker Racing take the teams’ title. Instead, Redline’s duo of Cammish and Jordan Witt did enough to take the crown by 19 points.
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