Josh Webster wins 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB title
Josh Webster claimed the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB title in style yesterday after securing a technical first and then second-place finish in the two-race season finale at Brands Hatch.
Webster went into the double header at Brands just four points ahead of Michael Meadows, who’s been champion for the last two seasons. Both races took place in tough conditions for the Carrera Cup GB drivers, with the famous Kent circuit serving up some unsettling weather throughout to add extra spice to the nail-biting championship decider.
Meadows produced an assured performance at the penultimate meeting at Silverstone two weeks ago, claiming two wins from two to crank up the pressure on regular Total 911 columnist Webster. However, the current Porsche GB scholar started the final weekend in fine fashion, finishing second in the first race early on Sunday morning. However, the driver over the line in first place was debutant Dan Cammish in the VIP Cup 991, who’s guest appearance meant he did not claim any points from the race. Maximum points therefore went to our man Webster, which meant he headed into the final race on Sunday afternoon 11 points clear of Meadows in the rush to the title.
Meadows won the final race on the grand prix circuit in rainy conditions but Webster ensured he finished directly behind, his second place guaranteeing an impressive championship crown in his first season of Porsche competition.
Fittingly, Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) was the first to congratulate Josh Webster after the race for securing the title. He said: “It’s been me and Josh at the front all year. I tried to give the other guys an opportunity to get up to us and fight with Josh. I knew he’d make it easy for me to get past, but he’s done very well all year.”
A delighted Webster (Redline Racing) added: “The conditions were horrendous and you just don’t get any grip from the slicks. I knew we were on the same tyres and same set up, so whatever Michael did, I was going to do the same. I’m absolutely over the moon!”
Webster’s title is well-deserved after the youngster produced a fearless campaign this season, taking the fight to decorated champion Meadows right from the first round – ironically at Brands Hatch – back in March. The result also continues a great tradition for Redline Racing in the Carrera Cup GB competition, who have produced championship-winning cars along with Team Parker Racing since the competition’s inception in 2003.
You can read what Josh made of his championship-winning weekend via his column in issue 120 of Total 911 magazine, due in shops November 5th.