2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

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2008 Porsche Carrera Cup GB
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The 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain was the sixth season of the one-make championship. It consisted of 20 rounds, beginning on 29 March at Brands Hatch and finishing on 21 September at the same venue. The series supported the British Touring Car Championship throughout the season. Tim Harvey claimed his first title, having finished as runner-up to Richard Westbrook in 2004, Damien Faulkner in 2006 and James Sutton in 2007, Michael Caine finished the season as runner-up. Other front runners throughout the season were Sam Hancock, Tim Bridgman and Phil Quaife. Guest drivers Stefan Hodgetts, son of former British Touring Car champion Chris, and Nick Tandy were also victorious. Former BTCC race winner Paul O'Neill was another notable guest driver.

Entry List[edit]

Team No Driver Class Rounds
Redline Racing 2 England Tim Harvey[1] All
15 England Nigel Rice[1] PA1 All
31 England Fergus Campbell[2] PA1 1–2
England Andy Neate[3] PA1 6
England Ray MacDowall[4] PA1 10
Team Jota 5 England Sam Hancock[1] All
6 England Phil Quaife[1] All
Team Parker Racing 7 England Charles Bateman[1] All
8 England Tim Bridgman[1] All
43 United States Jake Rosenzweig[5] 10
44 England Michael Caine[1] All
46 England Sean Paul Breslin[6] 9
Team Eurotech 10 England Pippa Mann[7] 7–8, 10
Apex Tubulars Scotland Bob Lyons[8] PA2 5
79 8
Team RPM 12 England Alex Mortimer[9] 7
18 England Nick Whale[9] PA1 3
RSS Performance 13 England George Mackintosh[10] PA2 6
40 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard[11] PA2 7
41 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard[12] PA2 10
42 England Graeme Mundy[10] PA2 6–10
Parr Motorsport 23 England Robin Clark[13] PA2 6, 9–10
24 England Steve Rance[13] PA2 6, 9
78 Scotland Glynn Geddie[13] PA2 6–10
ReDesign Racing 34 England Tony Gilham[1] PA1 All
Ken Bolger Motorsport 41 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard[14] PA2 7
Geek Squad 43 United States Jake Rosenzweig[15] 6–7
Porsche Motorsport 45 England Steve Rance[1] PA2 1
England John Stack[16] PA2 2
England John Quartermaine[17] PA2 3
England Matt Blyth[18] PA2 4
Scotland Glynn Geddie[19] PA2 5
England Sarah Franklin[20] PA2 6
England Ed Pead[21] PA2 7
Scotland Rory Butcher[22] PA2 8
England Mark McAleer[6] PA2 9
England Ollie Jackson[12] PA2 10
60 England Andy Britnell[1] PA1 1
England Dean Smith[23] 2
England Callum MacLeod[24] 3
England Duncan Tappy[18] 4
England Stefan Hodgetts[25] 5
England Jack Clarke[26] PA1 6
England Paul O'Neill[27] 7
England Ben Anderson[28] PA1 8
England Nick Tandy[6] 9
In2Racing 50 England Paul Hogarth[29] PA2 9–10
Qserv 56 Scotland Tommy Dreelan[8] PA2 5–6, 8–10
79 Scotland Alasdair McCaig[6] PA2 9
Icon Class
PA1 Pro-Am 1
PA2 Pro-Am 2

* not eligible for points

Race results[edit]

Round Venue Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 England Brands Hatch Indy, Kent 29 March England Tim Bridgman England Michael Caine England Michael Caine Team Parker Racing
R2 30 March England Tim Bridgman England Michael Caine England Michael Caine Team Parker Racing
2 R3 England Rockingham Motor Speedway, Northamptonshire 13 April England Tim Bridgman England Tim Bridgman England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
R4 England Tim Bridgman England Dean Smith England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
3 R5 England Donington Park, Lancashire 3 May England Tim Bridgman England Tim Harvey England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
R6 England Tim Bridgman England Phil Quaife England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
4 R7 England Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire 17 May England Michael Caine England Michael Caine England Sam Hancock Team Jota
R8 18 May England Michael Caine England Tim Harvey England Sam Hancock Team Jota
5 R9 England Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire 31 May England Tim Harvey England Tim Harvey England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
R10 1 June England Tim Harvey England Stefan Hodgetts England Stefan Hodgetts Porsche Motorsport
6 R11 England Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, Norfolk 13 July England Sam Hancock England Tim Bridgman England Tim Harvey Redline Racing
R12 England Tim Harvey England Tim Harvey England Tim Harvey Redline Racing
7 R13 England Oulton Park, Cheshire 26 July England Michael Caine England Michael Caine England Michael Caine Team Parker Racing
R14 27 July England Michael Caine England Michael Caine England Michael Caine Team Parker Racing
8 R15 Scotland Knockhill Racing Circuit, Fife 17 August England Sam Hancock England Tim Harvey England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing
R16 England Sam Hancock England Michael Caine England Sam Hancock Team Jota
9 R17 England Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 31 August England Phil Quaife England Tim Bridgman England Nick Tandy Porsche Motorsport
R18 England Phil Quaife England Sam Hancock England Tim Harvey Redline Racing
10 R19 England Brands Hatch Indy, Kent 20 September England Tim Bridgman United States Jake Rosenzweig England Tim Harvey Redline Racing
R20 21 September England Tim Bridgman England Tim Bridgman England Tim Bridgman Team Parker Racing

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver BHI
England
ROC
England
DON
England
THR
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
SIL
England
BHI
England
Pts
1 England Tim Harvey 2 2 2 2 2 6 3 Ret 3 3 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 1 2 340
2 England Michael Caine 1 1 3 3 3 2 5 4 5 2 5 3 1 1 6 6 5 4 2 3 328
3 England Sam Hancock Ret 4 5 4 4 5 1 1 4 8 2 4 4 Ret 2 1 3 3 3 4 282
4 England Tim Bridgman Ret Ret 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 7 11 2 3 2 1 2 Ret 9 DNS 1 273
5 England Phil Quaife 4 3 DNS 5 6 3 4 5 6 4 3 9 7 13 3 4 4 2 5 5 257
6 England Tony Gilham 6 9 7 9 8 8 8 6 10 9 Ret 7 10 8 9 7 8 8 8 9 173
7 England Nigel Rice Ret 5 8 7 7 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 9 6 7 9 6 6 6 7 162
8 England Charles Bateman 7 6 6 8 10 4 Ret 3 7 6 9 Ret 5 4 Ret DNS Ret Ret 7 8 159
9 Scotland Glynn Geddie 9 5 4 Ret Ret 10 9 8 9 5 10 Ret 66
10 England Graeme Mundy Ret 6 13 12 DNS 11 13 14 12 12 46
11 Scotland Tommy Dreelan 12 11 14 11 13 13 15 15 14 14 46
12 England Steve Rance 5 10 12 8 11 7 30
13 England Fergus Campbell 8 8 9 Ret 27
14 England Paul Hogarth 10 10 11 11 26
15 Scotland Bob Lyons 11 10 12 12 26
16 England Robin Clark 16 12 16 16 14 15 18
17 England Pippa Mann Ret 11 10 9 Ret Ret 15
18 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard 12 Ret 9 Ret 14
19 England George Mackintosh 13 10 12
20 England Sean Paul Breslin 7 Ret 10
21 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard Ret 7 10
22 Scotland Alasdair McCaig 12 13 10
23 England Nick Whale 9 Ret 8
24 England Andy Neate 10 Ret 8
25 England Ray MacDowall Ret 13 5
26 England Alex Mortimer 11 DNS 1
guest drivers ineligible for points
England Stefan Hodgetts 2 1 0
England Nick Tandy 1 11 0
England Andy Britnell 3 7 0
United States Jake Rosenzweig 8 5 8 9 4 6 0
England Dean Smith 4 6 0
Scotland Rory Butcher 5 5 0
England Callum MacLeod 5 Ret 0
England Ed Pead Ret 5 0
England Matt Blyth 6 7 0
England Paul O'Neill 6 Ret 0
England Jack Clarke 7 Ret 0
England John Quartermaine 11 9 0
England Duncan Tappy 9 Ret 0
England John Stack 10 10 0
England Ollie Jackson Ret 10 0
England Mark McAleer 14 12 0
England Ben Anderson 11 Ret 0
England Sarah Franklin 15 Ret 0
Pos Driver BHI
England
ROC
England
DON
England
THR
England
CRO
England
SNE
England
OUL
England
KNO
Scotland
SIL
England
BHI
England
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (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

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