Porsche Carrera Cup GB resumes at Snetterton

After a five-week summer break, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB bursts back into action at Snetterton (2/3 August) for rounds 10 and 11 and the start of the second half of the season. With all three categories finely-balanced, the pair of races at the East Anglian track will be a real pointer to the title races that will be played out over the next three months.The latest Type-991 911 GT3 Cup will make a spectacular sight on its debut at the Norfolk track and it is Carrera Cup Scholarship driver Josh Webster (Redline Racing) who heads the overall points after nine of the season’s 19 races. Never before has a Scholarship driver topped the points in his Scholarship year and Stowmarket-based 20-year-old is determined to maintain that momentum at his home track.However, double champion Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) is just as determined to claw back Webster’s 10-point lead and get his bid for a record third title firmly back on track after being forced to miss one of the races at Croft last time out after an off in qualifying.Chasing Webster and Meadows will be Paul Rees (In2 Racing) and Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing). Rees is getting quicker and quicker and now wants to convert that pace into a first win, while Jimenez is eager to bounce back after two non-finishes in the last three races.Joining the action towards the head of the field will be Australian GT racer Richard Muscat at the wheel of the Carrera Cup guest car. Muscat (22) will race at Snetterton during a summer tour of Europe and was due to contest the 24-hours of Spa a week before Snetterton. Another welcome addition to the grid will be former GT racer Jordan Witt, who will make his Carrera Cup debut alongside Muscat at Redline Racing.In Pro-Am1, Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) will take the chance to close the points’ gap to Karl Leonard, who is not planning to race at Snetterton. However, Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) made a strong impression on his Carrera Cup debut at Croft and could still work into contention for the Pro-Am1 title. Rejoining Pro-Am1 will be Rob Smith (Redline Racing), who was a strong contender in his last race in the championship at Le Mans in June.The Pro-Am2 battle is centred on Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and Liquorish heads to Norfolk with a slender 12-point advantage. Back in the Pro-Am2 battle after an impressive debut at Croft is Paul McKay (In2 Racing) and so the category’s reputation for delivering great racing should build still further.After qualifying at 13.40 on Saturday (2 August), round ten of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 09.05 on Sunday (3 August) with round eleven at 15.20. Round eleven will be broadcast live on ITV4. Live circuit commentary throughout the weekend is available at www.btcc.net and live timing can be found at www.tsl-timing.com