BRITS LINE UP FOR SUPERCUP OUTING
Seven drivers will race in British round
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.”