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 United Kingdom Tim Harvey[1] All
15 United Kingdom Nigel Rice[1] PA1 All
31 United Kingdom Fergus Campbell[2] PA1 1–2
United Kingdom Andy Neate[3] PA1 6
United Kingdom Ray MacDowall[4] PA1 10
Team Jota 5 United Kingdom Sam Hancock[1] All
6 United Kingdom Phil Quaife[1] All
Team Parker Racing 7 United Kingdom Charles Bateman[1] All
8 United Kingdom Tim Bridgman[1] All
43 United States Jake Rosenzweig[5] 10
44 United Kingdom Michael Caine[1] All
46 United Kingdom Sean Paul Breslin[6] 9
Team Eurotech 10 United Kingdom Pippa Mann[7] 7–8, 10
Apex Tubulars United Kingdom Bob Lyons[8] PA2 5
79 8
Team RPM 12 United Kingdom Alex Mortimer[9] 7
18 United Kingdom Nick Whale[9] PA1 3
RSS Performance 13 United Kingdom George Mackintosh[10] PA2 6
40 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard[11] PA2 7
41 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard[12] PA2 10
42 United Kingdom Graeme Mundy[10] PA2 6–10
Parr Motorsport 23 United Kingdom Robin Clark[13] PA2 6, 9–10
24 United Kingdom Steve Rance[13] PA2 6, 9
78 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie[13] PA2 6–10
ReDesign Racing 34 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom Steve Rance[1] PA2 1
United Kingdom John Stack[16] PA2 2
United Kingdom John Quartermaine[17] PA2 3
United Kingdom Matt Blyth[18] PA2 4
United Kingdom Glynn Geddie[19] PA2 5
United Kingdom Sarah Franklin[20] PA2 6
United Kingdom Ed Pead[21] PA2 7
United Kingdom Rory Butcher[22] PA2 8
United Kingdom Mark McAleer[6] PA2 9
United Kingdom Ollie Jackson[12] PA2 10
60 United Kingdom Andy Britnell[1] PA1 1
United Kingdom Dean Smith[23] 2
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod[24] 3
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy[18] 4
United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts[25] 5
United Kingdom Jack Clarke[26] PA1 6
United Kingdom Paul O'Neill[27] 7
United Kingdom Ben Anderson[28] PA1 8
United Kingdom Nick Tandy[6] 9
In2Racing 50 United Kingdom Paul Hogarth[29] PA2 9–10
Qserv 56 United Kingdom Tommy Dreelan[8] PA2 5–6, 8–10
79 United Kingdom Alasdair McCaig[6] PA2 9
Icon Class
PA1 Pro-Am 1
PA2 Pro-Am 2

* not eligible for points

Race results[edit]

All races were held in the United Kingdom.

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

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver BHI ROC DON THR CRO SNE OUL KNO SIL BHI Pts
1 United Kingdom Tim Harvey 2 2 2 2 2 6 3 Ret 3 3 1 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 1 2 340
2 United Kingdom Michael Caine 1 1 3 3 3 2 5 4 5 2 5 3 1 1 6 6 5 4 2 3 328
3 United Kingdom Sam Hancock Ret 4 5 4 4 5 1 1 4 8 2 4 4 Ret 2 1 3 3 3 4 282
4 United Kingdom Tim Bridgman Ret Ret 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 7 11 2 3 2 1 2 Ret 9 DNS 1 273
5 United Kingdom Phil Quaife 4 3 DNS 5 6 3 4 5 6 4 3 9 7 13 3 4 4 2 5 5 257
6 United Kingdom Tony Gilham 6 9 7 9 8 8 8 6 10 9 Ret 7 10 8 9 7 8 8 8 9 173
7 United Kingdom Nigel Rice Ret 5 8 7 7 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 9 6 7 9 6 6 6 7 162
8 United Kingdom Charles Bateman 7 6 6 8 10 4 Ret 3 7 6 9 Ret 5 4 Ret DNS Ret Ret 7 8 159
9 United Kingdom Glynn Geddie 9 5 4 Ret Ret 10 9 8 9 5 10 Ret 66
10 United Kingdom Graeme Mundy Ret 6 13 12 DNS 11 13 14 12 12 46
11 United Kingdom Tommy Dreelan 12 11 14 11 13 13 15 15 14 14 46
12 United Kingdom Steve Rance 5 10 12 8 11 7 30
13 United Kingdom Fergus Campbell 8 8 9 Ret 27
14 United Kingdom Paul Hogarth 10 10 11 11 26
15 United Kingdom Bob Lyons 11 10 12 12 26
16 United Kingdom Robin Clark 16 12 16 16 14 15 18
17 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Ret 11 10 9 Ret Ret 15
18 Republic of Ireland Michael Leonard 12 Ret 9 Ret 14
19 United Kingdom George Mackintosh 13 10 12
20 United Kingdom Sean Paul Breslin 7 Ret 10
21 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard Ret 7 10
22 United Kingdom Alasdair McCaig 12 13 10
23 United Kingdom Nick Whale 9 Ret 8
24 United Kingdom Andy Neate 10 Ret 8
25 United Kingdom Ray MacDowall Ret 13 5
26 United Kingdom Alex Mortimer 11 DNS 1
guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Stefan Hodgetts 2 1 0
United Kingdom Nick Tandy 1 11 0
United Kingdom Andy Britnell 3 7 0
United States Jake Rosenzweig 8 5 8 9 4 6 0
United Kingdom Dean Smith 4 6 0
United Kingdom Rory Butcher 5 5 0
United Kingdom Callum MacLeod 5 Ret 0
United Kingdom Ed Pead Ret 5 0
United Kingdom Matt Blyth 6 7 0
United Kingdom Paul O'Neill 6 Ret 0
United Kingdom Jack Clarke 7 Ret 0
United Kingdom John Quartermaine 11 9 0
United Kingdom Duncan Tappy 9 Ret 0
United Kingdom John Stack 10 10 0
United Kingdom Ollie Jackson Ret 10 0
United Kingdom Mark McAleer 14 12 0
United Kingdom Ben Anderson 11 Ret 0
United Kingdom Sarah Franklin 15 Ret 0
Pos Driver BHI ROC DON THR CRO SNE OUL KNO SIL BHI 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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

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