2nd April 2017: 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Rookie Class Champion, Charlie Eastwood, picked up two podiums from both rounds of the 2017 season opener at Brands Hatch, Kent, this weekend.
The consistently quick BRDC Rising Star programme member from Belfast secured two front row grid positions during qualifying on Saturday by setting the second fastest lap time in both classifications.
Results: #28 Charlie Eastwood
|Qualifying – Round 1||P2 – fastest lap 45.987 seconds (94.56 MPH)|
|Qualifying – Round 2||P2 – second fastest lap 46.008 seconds (94.51 MPH)|
|Round 1 - Result||P2 - 34 laps, best lap time 46.774 seconds|
|Round 2 – Result||P2 - 34 laps, best lap time 47.004 seconds|
Charlie Eastwood commented:
“Qualifying was great; it was so close with the distance between first and fourth [position] only the length of a 911 car! We got off to a good start in both races and managed to navigate a lot of obstacles such as the safety car and back markers along the way. We were able to pull away with a four-five second lead, but although it was great that we had that pace we still need a little bit more when you finish second in the bunch.
“The track is so tight and hard to pass at Brands, especially when you have a driver like Dan [Cammish] ahead of you who won’t make many mistakes. The Redline Racing guys did a mega job to give us both the pace today and we are much closer than we were last year, so it puts us in a good position moving forward in this year’s championship.”
Rounds 3 and 4 take place on Easter Weekend, April 15/16, at Donington Park. The second race of Porsche Carrera Cup GB at each TOCA event (British Touring Car Championship) is broadcast live on ITV4 (UK).
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain – Pro Championship Table 2017
|1st||Dan Cammish||#1 Redline Racing||40 points|
|2nd||Charlie Eastwood||#28 Redline Racing||36 points|
|3rd||Dino Zamparelli||#8 JTR||28 points|
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Calendar 2017
|Rounds 1 and 2||April 01/02||Brand Hatch (Indy Circuit), Kent|
|Rounds 3 and 4||April 15/16||Donington Park Circuit, Leicestershire|
|Rounds 5 and 6||May 20/21||Oulton Park Circuit, Cheshire|
|Round 7||June 17/18||Le Mans, Sarthe, France|
|Rounds 8 and 9||July 29/30||Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk|
|Rounds 10 and 11||August 12/13||Knockhill, Fife, Scotland|
|Rounds 12 and 13||September 16/17||Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire|
|Rounds 14 and 15||Sept. 30/Oct. 01||Brands Hatch (Grand Prix Circuit), Kent|