Webster wins Carrera Cup GB round eight

Josh Webster heads Paul Rees for victoryWebster takes overall championship leadPepe Massot and Paul Donkin win Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2Josh Webster swept to victory in round eight of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Croft today (Saturday 28 June) and moved ahead in the overall championship as Michael Meadows missed the race following an incident in qualifying.Paul Rees and Victor Jimenez mounted a determined chase of Webster, while Pepe Massot took Pro-Am1 victory in fourth overall and championship newcomer Paul Donkin scored an impressive debut win in Pro-Am2.The decisive moment of the race came on the first lap as the pack headed towards the chicane. Webster (Redline Racing) and Rees (In2 Racing) ran side-by-side and Rees, on the dirtier side of the track, had to back out as Webster swept ahead. Meanwhile, Jimenez (Redline Racing) slotted right in behind Rees as Webster edged a little way clear. Over the course of the race, the three leaders ran in close formation and were very evenly-matched, but stayed in the same order as Webster clinched his second win of the season.While the fast-starting Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) retired with a clutch problem, Massot (Parr Motorsport) dominated Pro-Am1 and fended off race-long pressure from guest racer Ollie Millroy (Redline Racing). In Pro-Am2, Donkin (Redline Racing) belied his lack of Porsche experience to drive a great race and win the category as his early rival Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) went out with suspension damage after clipping the tyres at the chicane. Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) took up the pursuit of Donkin but had to deal with the increasingly rapid Paul McKay (In2 Racing) over the closing stages of the race.Josh Webster (Redline Racing) first overall:“I had to be decisive on the first lap as I thought that was my best chance. I’m happy to be leading the championship but it’s a bit hollow to take the lead from Michael in this way.”Paul Rees (In2 Racing) second overall:“To start on pole and finish second is never what you want. We were side-by-side into turn two and we weren’t both going to get round. But I know we have the pace to win.”Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) third overall:“There were three cars in-line at the front of the race fighting all the time. The cars are very closely matched. This is a good result for Redline in the team championship.”Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) first in Pro-Am1:“I got a crap start and lost three or four places and then I cooked my tyres. I was rally driving round the back and had to change my technique. It is a learning curve every time I get in the car.”Paul Donkin (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am2:“Emotional and awesome! It’s obviously great to do this and to come in and win Pro-Am2 is amazing. I got a really good start and went with Pepe Massot for a few laps.”Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) second in Pro-Am2:“That’s absolutely brilliant; really, really good. After a couple of days we’ve now hooked it up and to be there pushing Steven Liquorish is where we want to be.”Results round 8:Pro category: 1 Josh Webster; 2 Paul Rees; 3 Victor JimenezPro-Am1 category: 1 Pepe MassotPro-Am2 category: 1 Paul Donkin; 2 Peter Kyle-Henney; 3 Paul McKay