2003 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

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2003 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season
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The 2003 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain was the inaugural year for a multi-event, one make motor racing championship held across England and Ireland. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, competing in Porsche 911 GT3 cars that conform to the technical regulations for the championship. It forms part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece.

This season was the inaugural Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain. The season began on 21 April at Mondello Park and concluded on 21 September at Oulton Park, after ten races, all in support of the 2003 British Touring Car Championship.

Barry Horne became the first drivers' champion with Team BCR winning the Teams' Championship.

Race calendar and winners[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom (excepting Mondello Park round that held in Ireland).

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Winning Driver
R1 Mondello Park 21 April Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner United Kingdom Barry Horne
R2 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 5 May United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
R3 Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 26 May United Kingdom David Pinkney United Kingdom David Pinkney
United Kingdom Barry Horne
R4 Silverstone Circuit (International), Northamptonshire 8 June United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United Kingdom Barry Horne
R5 Rockingham Motor Speedway
(International Super Sports Car Long), Northamptonshire
22 June United Kingdom Barry Horne United Kingdom Barry Horne
R6 Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 13 July Germany Mike Rockenfeller United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
R7 Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk 9 August United Kingdom Jason Templeman United States Patrick Long
R8 Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent 25 August United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
R9 Donington Park (National), Leicestershire 7 September United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Barry Horne
United Kingdom Tim Harvey
R10 Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire 21 September United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Jason Templeman

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Points were awarded on a 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 basis to the top 15 finishers in each race, with 1 point for the fastest lap in each race and 1 point for pole position in the first race of each meeting.

Pos Driver MON BHI THR SIL ROC CRO SNE BHI DON OUL Pts
1 United Kingdom Barry Horne 2 2 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 Ret Ret 2 Ret 2 3 1 3 2 2 333
2 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 1 1 DSQ Ret 1 3 2 2 1 1 3 8 1 1 2 2 3 1 306
3 United Kingdom Jason Templeman 3 3 2 2 3 Ret 3 2 NC 5 2 3 4 Ret 3 2 4 4 1 Ret 277
4 United Kingdom Jonathan Cocker 6 5 4 2 10 9 3 3 5 6 7 4 5 5 5 7 10 8 228
5 United Kingdom David Pinkney 6 5 5 6 1 4 NC 10 6 7 3 4 11 Ret 6 5 4 Ret 199
6 United Kingdom Andy Britnell 7 7 8 8 6 6 6 7 5 9 10 10 Ret Ret Ret 7 9 8 8 10 169
7 United Kingdom David Cuff 9 4 7 5 7 5 4 4 8 3 4 4 157
8 United Kingdom Jeremy Smith 4 6 11 10 Ret Ret 5 6 7 6 5 Ret 8 6 12 6 145
9 United Kingdom Gary Britnell 8 8 10 9 8 7 8 8 8 11 8 8 Ret 7 8 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 141
10 United Kingdom Jonathan Rowland Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 6 7 9 5 10 6 Ret 13 15 Ret 86
11 United Kingdom Jason Young 9 9 10 6 7 9 11 12 13 12 79
12 United Kingdom Colin Broster 7 11 11 9 33
13 United Kingdom Mark Cole Ret Ret 6 3 29
14 United Kingdom Paul Mace 6 8 10 Ret 26
15 United Kingdom Phil Hindley 9 7 21
16 United Kingdom Simon Moulton Ret 11 14 11 18
17 United Kingdom Nigel Kelly 13 14 9
United Kingdom Richard Marsh DNS DNS 0
United Kingdom Nigel Rice WD WD 0
guest drivers ineligible for points
United States Patrick Long 1 1 0
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner 1 1 0
United Kingdom Tim Harvey 4 Ret 3 1 0
United Kingdom Richard Meadon 6 2 0
Germany Mike Rockenfeller DNS 2 0
New Zealand Aaron Slight 5 3 0
United Kingdom Piers Maserati 4 4 0
United Kingdom Ian Flux 5 4 0
Netherlands Jurgen van den Goorbergh 4 5 0
United Kingdom Gavin Pyper 5 4 0
United Kingdom Jonny Kane 7 5 0
United Kingdom Steve Sutcliffe 7 7 0
United Kingdom Chris Harris 7 9 0
United Kingdom Gareth Howell Ret 8 0
United Kingdom James Mills 9 10 0
United Kingdom Vicki Butler-Henderson 9 10 0
United Kingdom Stuart Gallagher 9 12 0
United Kingdom Tiff Needell Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver MON BHI THR SIL ROC CRO SNE BHI DON OUL Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team[1] Pts
1 Team BCR 511
2 Redline Racing 402
3 Team Parker Racing 333
4 Team SAS/VLR 310
5 Total Control Racing 277
6 Barwell Motorsport 199
7 High Tech 86
8 Pegasus Motorsport/RPM 71
9 Tech 9 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Porsche Motorsport Archiv". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-29.