Tio Ellinas takes Carrera Cup GB championship
Former Formula One test driver takes title by just two points
Cypriot racing driver Tio Ellinas is your new Carrera Cup GB champion after a pulsating finish to the 2018 season on the famous Brands Hatch GP circuit. A podium finish in each of the two races at the final weekend of the season was enough for Ellinas, of Slidesports Engineering, to take the crown from title rival Dino Zamparelli of Redline Racing.
Lewis Plato and Tom Wrigley of JTR, the outfit managed by current Porsche works driver and former Total 911 columnist Nick Tandy, took a victory which was good enough to secure JTR the title of Carrera Cup GB Team champions for 2018.
Wrigley had an outside chance at the Pro title going into the final weekend, but his mathematical chances of success were ruled out going into the final race, where Ellinas and Zamparelli were tied on points. Ellinas’ third-place finish, with Zamparelli down in fifth, handed the Slidesports Engineering man his maiden title.