Seven driv­ers will race in Bri­tish round

Motor Sport News - - Headline News - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish Pho­tos: LAT

Six of the top eight driv­ers in the Porsche Car­rera Cup GB will take part in the Bri­tish round of the Porsche Supercup at Sil­ver­stone next week­end.

Ti­tle pro­tag­o­nists Dan Cam­mish and Dino Zam­par­elli head the list of driv­ers that will race in the Bri­tish Grand Prix sup­port con­test, taking ad­van­tage of the break in the Car­rera Cup sched­ule.

Char­lie East­wood, Tom Oliphant, Tom Sharp, Lewis Plato and Pro-am2 driver Mark Rad­cliffe are also set to race in Northamp­ton­shire.

Bri­tish points leader Cam­mish will be look­ing to im­prove on the ninth place he achieved in the race last year as he takes part with Red­line Rac­ing. “It’s the main event of the year for many of us,” he said. “I think last year we showed at times we he had some good speed but I let my­self down in qual­i­fy­ing. I know how im­por­tant it is in that cham­pi­onship. It will be nice to go for a race with no points to play for and it’s just down to per­for­mance.”

Cam­mish was tar­get­ing a move into the Supercup for this sea­son, along­side his Car­rera Cup cam­paign, and will be keen to im­press.

“I will wait and see if the phone rings [af­ter­wards] – I thought there would be more op­por­tu­ni­ties than there have been. It’s a great shop win­dow to be in and it’s good to see where we are.”

East­wood will make his de­but in the se­ries next week­end and, as a rookie in the Car­rera Cup, says there will be no ex­pec­ta­tion on him.

“We are re­ally do­ing it just to see where I have to be in a cou­ple of years’ time,” he said. “I will be go­ing up against the top guys in the car and will get an idea of how com­pet­i­tive it is. I’m not re­ally ex­pect­ing too much from it as I’m lack­ing ex­pe­ri­ence com­pared to most of the guys in the cham­pi­onship.

“I can’t wait – I’m go­ing from Good­wood [Fes­ti­val of Speed] to the F1 Grand Prix so I have two big week­ends on the bounce and hope­fully I will try and learn as much as I can but it will be an over­whelm­ing week­end on and off the track.”

Porsche Supercup fea­tures on un­der­card at Bri­tish GP Cam­mish is among driv­ers taking part

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