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09 Oct 2015

Everything to play for at Brands Hatch GP

Four titles up for grabs at Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale.

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale looks set to be a thriller with four championships going down to the wire. The UK’s fastest one-make series heads to the 2.4-mile Brands Hatch GP circuit with all to play for in the Pro-Am1, Pro-Am2, Team and Rookie Championships. Action will therefore be guaranteed when the colourful grid of 460 hp flat-six Porsches takes to the historic track. 

2015 has been a season to savour for the Championship with its largest ever entry, a record-breaking 11-team field and sensational strength in depth in all three categories and Brands Hatch should provide the fitting conclusion to the series’ renaissance year. The calibre of racing on offer has undoubtedly strengthened its position as the premier BTCC support package.

With Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish having wrapped up the Pro Drivers’ Championship at Silverstone, the tussle between Samsung SUHD TV Racing’s Michael Meadows and Team Parker Racing’s Josh Webster for second place will be the main focus of attention in the overall standings. Meadows, who battled it out with Webster for the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, currently has a six-point lead heading into the final round.

Interest also turns to the Pro-Am1 title battle. Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis has been neck-and-neck with Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt all season and takes a slender one point lead into the all-important Brands double header.  With both taking multiple wins throughout the year, it’s a fight that should go all the way.

In the highly competitive Pro-Am2 class, Redline Racing’s John McCullagh leads the way by seven points ahead of nearest rival Nerijus Dagilis. The duo have been the class’ standout drivers and could have been even closer had 41-year-old Dagilis not missed the season opener. Former rally driver McCullagh will be especially determined to get his title hopes over the line having lead the points standings for the majority of the year.

Another fight going down to the final round is the new-for-2015 Rookie Class. The £50,000 winner’s prize will go to either IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp or GT Marques’ Dino Zamparelli but with only six points between the front-runners and Zamparelli full of confidence following his double win at Silverstone, there’s everything to play for!

If that’s not enough, the Teams’ Championship has also gone the distance with Team Parker Racing and Redline Racing separated by just two points. It’s sure to be a close call between Josh Webster and Stephen Jelley and Redline’s dynamic pairing of Dan Cammish and Jordan Witt.

After qualifying on Saturday (10 October) at 12.05, round 15 of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 10.35 on Sunday with the final round of the season later that day at 16.17 (11 October). Live coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4. 

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