East­wood grabs maiden win as Cam­mish spins Porsche Car­rera Cup GB

Motor Sport News - - Btcc Report: Brands Hatch - By Tom Er­ring­ton

Dan Cam­mish ended his ti­tle win­ning sea­son with a 12th vic­tory, break­ing Tim Har­vey’s record of most wins in a sea­son, as Red­line Rac­ing team-mate Char­lie East­wood took his first win in the se­ries.

Pole proved to be cru­cial on the Brands Grand Prix cir­cuit, with pole­sit­ters win­ning both races.

East­wood’s win was the most im­pres­sive, demon­strat­ing ma­tu­rity in the opener as he man­aged a gap over Dan Lloyd across the 17 laps.

“I’ve been get­ting closer and closer to a win and it’s huge to fi­nally get it,” said East­wood.

The top two were largely level on pace and cre­ated a stale­mate, but third placed Dino Zam­par­elli had to work hard to take the fi­nal step on the podium.

Zam­par­elli quickly passed Cam­mish to take third, but with Zam­par­elli strug­gling with his set-up, he had to defend res­o­lutely from the faster Cam­mish.

There was respite for the GT Mar­ques driver when Cam­mish spun un­der his own steam, but he would soon be dragged back into de­fend­ing.

Zam­par­elli cre­ated a train of cars be­hind him be­fore Tom Oliphant tried a late move that nar­rowly failed to come off.

“That was one of my best ever drives and yet it wasn’t one of my best re­sults,” said Zam­par­elli.

The GT Mar­ques man went one bet­ter in the fi­nale by fin­ish­ing sec­ond ahead of East­wood as pole­man Cam­mish stormed into the dis­tance to vic­tory.

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