2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB: Oulton Park preview
After a hiatus of over a month, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB roars back into life this weekend at the Oulton Park circuit with Team Parker Racing’s Josh Webster looking to make further inroads into Dan Cammish’s championship lead at rounds five and six of the 2015 series.
Last time out at the infamous Spa-Francorchamps, Total 911 columnist Webster overcame a crash in testing to take a win and a second place to vault into the heart of the title battle after a disappointing time at the Brands Hatch season opener.
However, Cammish, driving for Redline Racing, has been the man to beat this season, taking both wins at Brands Hatch and beating Webster to the top step in race two at Spa last month.
Last year, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB didn’t visit Oulton Park with the circus instead heading to La Sarthe to act as the support race for the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In 2013 though, Michael Meadows won twice around Oulton Park’s ‘Island’ track layout on his way to the second of his two Carrera Cup GB crowns. The Samsung SUHD TV Racing driver will undoubtedly be one to watch this weekend as he looks to kickstart his own championship challenge.
Another driver looking to break the Webster/Cammish dominance will be Parr’s Dino Zamparelli. The single seater convert has had a tough time so far during his debut sports car campaign but will be looking to put his Porsche on the podium as the Carrera Cup GB returns to home shores.
The 2.26-mile Island circuit at Oulton Park features a mix of high speed turns (such as Old Hall and Druids Corner) and tighter, more technical corners (such as the Island hairpin and Hislop’s chicane).
Combined with a lack of run off areas, the track is one of the more challenging venues on the 2015 calendar and will undoubtedly see plenty of action, especially with 27 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup cars on the grid this weekend.
Qualifying takes place between 12:05-12:35pm GMT tomorrow, with the first 18-lap race getting underway at 5:10pm on Saturday. Race two will be green-flagged at 4:15pm on Sunday.
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