Meadows tops Carrera Cup GB test at Croft

Meadows sets the testing pace at CroftVictor Jimenez and Josh Webster run second and thirdPepe Massot and Steven Liquorish top Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2Michael Meadows asserted his authority on the Porsche Carrera Cup GB during testing at Croft (Friday 27 June) by lapping seven-tenths of a second clear of the rest of the pack at the North Yorkshire track. Championship newcomer Pepe Massot was impressive as he headed Pro-Am1, while Steven Liquorish topped Pro-Am2.Although there was a threat of rain, both test sessions were run on a dry track and Meadows (Samsung UND TV Racing) set a mighty pace during his new tyre run towards the end of the afternoon session. In a session shortened after an off for Paul McKay (In2 Racing), Meadows shot to the head of the times with a best lap of 1m21.380s. Very closely matched in second and third positions were Redline Racing team mates Victor Jimenez and Josh Webster, while fourth fastest was guest racer Ollie Millroy, also part of the strong Redline Racing squad.Fifth fastest overall and first in Pro-Am1 was a great start for championship newcomer Massot (Parr Motorsport), while Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) set the Pro-Am2 pace but was chased by another impressive debutant, Paul Donkin (Redline Racing).Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:“That’s not too bad and a good start to the weekend. I don’t think we’ve got too much to change and we’ve arrived here on a good base. There are a couple of things we can try and improve but not by much.”Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) second overall:“It is okay: Croft is very different to Le Mans! I had a little mistake on my fastest lap. I felt very strong and I hope it will be close in qualifying.”Josh Webster (Redline Racing) third overall:“I made a mistake in the morning and clipped the tyres at the chicane, and I only got three laps. So I was playing catch-up in the afternoon. There’s a lot more time in the car.”Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) first in Pro-Am1:“It was alright, but I got traffic on my new tyre run and then the chequered flag came out. The pace is there and I’m just doing my job.”Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) second in Pro-Am1:“I’ve not been in the car since qualifying at Thruxton and it was just a bit scruffy, really. I didn’t get the best out of the new tyres.”Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) first in Pro-Am2:“That was a bit scrappy and I went rally driving in the gravel at Clervaux. I didn’t get the best out of the new tyres and there is more time to come.”Paul Donkin (Redline Racing) second in Pro-Am2:“The red flag really hindered me because I just need time in the car. But we’re building on it and it’s going well so far.”