Harvey completes Snetterton double

Tim Harvey completed a near-perfect weekend with another victory in round 12 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Snetterton  (Sunday 13 July), and as a result moved level with Michael Caine at the head of the championship standings.In an action-packed race, Tony Gilham came through to win pro-am1, while Graeme Mundy completed his debut weekend in the Carrera Cup with victory in pro-am2. Harvey's unstoppable form earned him the driver of the weekend award, while RSS Performance won the team of the weekend award.Harvey (Red Line Racing) bagged the lead off the line as the fast-starting Tim Bridgman (Team Parker Racing) leapt into second place from Charles Bateman (Team Parker Racing) and Sam Hancock (Jota Sport). However, into Riches for the second time there was contact and Bateman spun off into the tyre wall. Hancock was later penalised three championship points over the incident.A four-lap safety car period followed and from the restart it was Harvey and Bridgman soon edging away from Caine (Team Parker Racing), Jake Rosenzweig (Team Parker Racing) and Nigel Rice (Red Line Racing). Bridgman maintained a relentless pressure on Harvey, but with Harvey getting better drive out of Sear onto the main straight, Bridgman was never able to attack for the lead and, following another safety car period, Harvey completed a tremendous weekend double."Not bad for an old bloke," joked Harvey as he climbed out of the car. "Tim put me under a lot of pressure and he's a lot younger than me!" "Top marks to Tim," countered Bridgman. "I was hungry for the win," added the runner-up. Caine couldn't quite match the pace of the two leaders, but bagged third to retain shared championship lead with Harvey.Rosenzweig shadowed Caine for many laps, but it was Hancock - delayed in the incident with Bateman - who dived through to fourth from Rosenzweig in the closing laps. Rice had run with them for most of the race, but spun into retirement at Riches as the race re-started for the second time. In avoiding Rice, Steve Rance (Parr Motorsport) and Gilham (ReDesign Racing) both had to spin as well. Rice was out of the race, but Gilham rejoined to win the pro-am1 category. Out mid-race went Glynn Geddie (Parr Motorsport) with a puncture after a big battle with Jack Clarke (PCGB) and the slow-starting Phil Quaife (Jota Sport). A tangle at Russell put Clarke out and sent Quaife to the pits for a tyre change. Quaife rejoined to finish seventh.Into a great sixth overall came Mundy (RSS Performance) and winner of the pro-am2 category from Rance and George Mackintosh (RSS Performance). "I'm more chuffed that we've won the team award," said Mundy after the team worked hard on both cars between races.

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