Tight at the Top as Porsches Head to Rockingham

Pete Morris heads the points table after seven rounds of the Baylis & Harding Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli, three wins and four second places keeping the 996 C2 racer out front as the series heads for Rockingham, Northants, this weekend. In the races Tom Bradshaw’s similar 996 has been the closest rival, taking three wins, but some non-finishes have dented the Bolton-based driver’s points hopes.Mark Sumpter and Paragon team-mate Adrian Slater have been right there in the races in their 964s, the older 911-variant more suited to the twistier tracks but always quick off the line and in the thick of the action, Sumpter taking a win at Croft. Consistent scoring sees 2013 champion John McCullagh second in the Class One points table, the Yorkshireman now in the Hartech Boxster used to good effect by Bradshaw in 2013.A car to watch for could be the Cayman S of Chris Dyer, the Strasse squad having worked hard to get the car on the pace and Dyer was close to their first podium at Silverstone. Mark Koeberle heads the Class Two points, second overall behind Morris in the overall table, and hit a rich vein of form at Silverstone last month with three class wins over the weekend, working his way through the pack with his 968 CS each time. Brands Hatch class winner Stuart Ings is second in the points in his Boxster, a car that should be more suited to Rockingham, while Andy Toon and Paul Seagrave are next up – Toon having taken a class win at Croft.Qualifying is at 09.30 on Saturday morning, July 12th, with the two 25-minute races at 13.45 and 16.50.

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