2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain

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2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season
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The 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain was a multi-event, one make motor racing championship held across England, France and Scotland. The championship featured a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers, competing in Porsche 911 GT3 cars that conformed to the technical regulations for the championship. It was a multi class championship, with drivers grouped based on their ability and experience into three classes: Professional, Professional-Amateur 1 (Pro-Am 1) and Professional-Amateur 2 (Pro-Am 2).[1] It formed part of the extensive program of support categories built up around the BTCC centrepiece. The 2014 season was the twelfth Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain season, commencing on 30 March at Brands Hatch – on the circuit's Indy configuration – and concluded on 12 October at the same venue, utilising the Grand Prix circuit, after 19 races at 10 meetings. 18 of the races were held in support of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season, with the other race in support of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans.

For the majority of the season, the championship battle revolved around Redline Racing team-mates Josh Webster and Michael Meadows, running under the Samsung UHD TV Racing banner. Meadows won more races than Webster – Meadows with nine overall wins plus a further two class wins, while Webster took five overall wins with a further class win – but Webster's greater consistency allowed him to take the overall championship by nine points, ahead of the two-time defending champion Meadows. Webster finished each race as one of the best three finishers in class, including the overseas round at Le Mans, where he was seventh overall. Third place in the championship went to Paul Rees, who took a race victory at Rockingham, and three further podium finishes. The only other drivers to take race victories were Ben Barker, who achieved an overall victory at Le Mans – as well as two victories in the guest car in the opening Brands Hatch round – and Daniel Cammish, who took a win in the guest car at the final round. Redline Racing were comfortable winners of the teams' championship, finishing almost 200 points clear of In2Racing, the next best team.

In the Pro-Am championships, Justin Sherwood won the Pro-Am 1 title by 41 points, largely due to him competing in more rounds of the series than any other driver in the class. Only twice did a Pro-Am 1 driver reach the overall podium, as Karl Leonard achieved a second-place finish at Donington Park, while Pepe Massot took a third-place finish at Croft. Massot was later regraded as a professional driver after his strong performances at Croft, and in qualifying at Snetterton. In Pro-Am 2, although Peter Kyle-Henney scored more championship points in total, the best seven rounds scoring system allowed Steven Liquorish to claim the championship title by a single point. Liquorish took six race wins over the course of the season, while Kyle-Henney took four wins. Third place went to three-time winner Will Goff, with two wins each for Carol Brown at Knockhill, Paul Donkin at Croft, and Emmerdale actor Kelvin Fletcher, who achieved his double at Silverstone.

Entry list[edit]

For the 2014 season, a new car was utilised with the introduction of the seventh generation Porsche 911 – the Porsche 991 – to replace the Porsche 997 model.

Team No. Driver Class Rounds
Redline Racing 0 United Kingdom Ollie Millroy G 5
Australia Richard Muscat G 6
1 United Kingdom Michael Meadows[2] 1–3, 5–10
101 4
9 United Kingdom Josh Webster[3] 1–3, 5–10
109 4
13 United Kingdom Jordan Witt PA1 6–10
15 United Kingdom Paul Donkin PA2 5
17 United Kingdom Kelvin Fletcher PA2 1, 9
18 Canada Nicholas Latifi 8
25 Spain Víctor Jiménez 1–3, 5–10
125 4
99 United Kingdom Rob Smith PA1 2, 6–7, 10
199 4
100 United Kingdom Chris Harris G 4
116 United Kingdom Guy Riall G 4
Team Parker Racing 0 United Kingdom Dan Cammish G 10
7 United Kingdom Justin Sherwood PA1 1–3, 5–10
17 United Kingdom Kelvin Fletcher PA2 3
36 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard[4] PA1 1–2
136 4
66 United Kingdom Steven Liquorish[5] PA2 1–3, 5–10
166 4
123 United Kingdom Bill Cameron PA2 4
Parr Motorsport 0 United Kingdom Ben Barker G 1
United Kingdom Max Coates G 2
United Kingdom Oscar King G 3
14 Spain Pepe Massot PA1 5
6–10
22 United Kingdom Peter Kyle-Henney PA2 1–3, 5–10
122 4
23 United Kingdom Kieran Gallagher PA1 1
130 United Kingdom Ben Barker 4
195 United Kingdom Pete Smallwood G 4
In2Racing 0 United Kingdom William Plant G 7
United Kingdom David Walley G 8
United Kingdom Josh Files G 9
24 United Kingdom Jake Hill 1, 10
42 United Kingdom Graeme Mundy PA1 2–3
142 4
49 United Kingdom Michael Donovan PA1 9
50 United Kingdom Paul McKay PA2 5–6
59 United Kingdom Will Goff PA2 1–2, 8, 10
77 United Kingdom Paul Rees[6] 1–3, 5–10
177 4
91 United Kingdom Daniel McKay PA2 8
92 United Kingdom Carol Brown PA2 7
Welch Motorsport 44 United Kingdom George Brewster PA1 10
55 United Kingdom James Fletcher 9
70 United Kingdom Mark Cole 3
111 United Kingdom Scott Marshall PA2 4
ASK Racing 117 United Kingdom Tom Hallissey G 4
Icon Class
PA1 Pro-Am 1
PA2 Pro-Am 2
G Guest

Race calendar and results[edit]

The calendar was announced by the championship organisers on 23 September 2013. The championship reduced from 20 rounds in 2013 to 19 rounds, after the inclusion of a single joint race, with the Porsche Carrera Cup France, in support of the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, replacing the races at Oulton Park.[7] The French round was only the second time the championship has held an international round, after the 2011 race in Germany. All other rounds were held in support of the 2014 British Touring Car Championship season and featured two races at each meeting.[8]

Round Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Brands Hatch
(Indy Circuit, Kent)
30 March United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Ben Barker United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
R2 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
2 R3 Donington Park
(National Circuit, Leicestershire)
19 April United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
R4 20 April United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Josh Webster Redline Racing
3 R5 Thruxton Circuit
(Hampshire)
4 May United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
R6 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
4 R7 Circuit de la Sarthe
(Le Mans)
13 June France Kévin Estre France Kévin Estre United Kingdom Ben Barker Parr Motorsport
5 R8 Croft Circuit
(North Yorkshire)
28 June United Kingdom Paul Rees United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Josh Webster Redline Racing
R9 29 June United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Josh Webster Redline Racing
6 R10 Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit
(300 Circuit, Norfolk)
3 August United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Josh Webster Redline Racing
R11 United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Josh Webster Redline Racing
7 R12 Knockhill Racing Circuit
(Fife)
24 August United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
R13 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
8 R14 Rockingham Motor Speedway
(International Super Sports Car Circuit, Northamptonshire)
6 September United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
R15 7 September United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Paul Rees In2Racing
9 R16 Silverstone Circuit
(National Circuit, Northamptonshire)
27 September United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
R17 28 September United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
10 R18 Brands Hatch
(Grand Prix Circuit, Kent)
12 October United Kingdom Dan Cammish United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Dan Cammish Team Parker Racing
R19 United Kingdom Dan Cammish United Kingdom Dan Cammish United Kingdom Michael Meadows Samsung UHD TV Racing
Notes

Championship standings[edit]

Points system
 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th  PP FL
Finishers 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Pro-AM2 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1

Drivers' championships[edit]

Overall championship[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR SAR CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Pts
1 United Kingdom Josh Webster 3 4 3 1 2 2 7 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 357
2 United Kingdom Michael Meadows 2 2 1 6 1 1 8 DNS 2 2 2 1 1 1 11 1 1 4 1 348
3 United Kingdom Paul Rees 7 6 5 3 5 5 14 2 4 5 6 6 7 8 1 4 2 6 10 250
4 Spain Víctor Jiménez 5 5 4 2 4 3 51† 3 Ret 4 4 3 6 3 Ret 3 10 3 4 242
5 Spain Pepe Massot 4 3 6 5 4 3 4 3 Ret Ret 5 9 135
6 United Kingdom Justin Sherwood 8 7 7 10 DNS DNS Ret 5 11 8 12 9 5 9 9 8 11 8 128
7 United Kingdom Peter Kyle-Henney 10 10 9 9 8 9 Ret 7 8 8 11 10 11 9 10 11 11 13 12 127
8 United Kingdom Steven Liquorish 9 9 11 8 9 8 27 Ret 7 9 10 11 12 10 8 Ret 9 14 11 121
9 United Kingdom Rob Smith 8 7 22 7 7 7 5 9 7 88
10 United Kingdom Jordan Witt Ret 9 5 4 6 Ret 7 7 7 Ret 65
11 United Kingdom Jake Hill 4 3 8 3 59
12 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard 6 Ret 2 4 15 56
13 United Kingdom Kelvin Fletcher 12 11 10 10 8 6 46
14 United Kingdom Will Goff 13 8 Ret 12 11 6 12 13 45
15 United Kingdom Graeme Mundy 10 11 7 7 24 42
16 United Kingdom James Fletcher 6 5 26
17 United Kingdom Mark Cole 6 6 24
18 United Kingdom Paul McKay 8 9 10 Ret 23
19 United Kingdom Ben Barker 1 1 1 22
20 United Kingdom Paul Donkin 6 6 22
21 United Kingdom George Brewster 10 6 20
22 United Kingdom Daniel McKay 12 7 15
23 United Kingdom Carol Brown 9 10 15
24 Canada Nicholas Latifi Ret 4 14
25 United Kingdom Michael Donovan 10 12 12
26 United Kingdom Kieran Gallagher 11 12 11
27 United Kingdom Scott Marshall 31 7
28 United Kingdom Bill Cameron 46 6
Guest drivers ineligible for points
United Kingdom Dan Cammish 1 5 0
Australia Richard Muscat 3 3 0
United Kingdom Oscar King 3 4 0
United Kingdom Josh Files 5 4 0
United Kingdom Max Coates 6 5 0
United Kingdom David Walley 7 5 0
United Kingdom Ollie Millroy 5 Ret 0
United Kingdom William Plant 8 8 0
United Kingdom Pete Smallwood 40 0
United Kingdom Guy Riall 41 0
United Kingdom Tom Hallissey 49 0
United Kingdom Chris Harris Ret 0
Pos Driver BHI DON THR SAR CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP 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)
Notes

† — At Le Mans, Víctor Jiménez did not finish the race but was classified for completing over 90% of the race distance.

Pro-Am championships[edit]

Pos Driver BHI DON THR SAR CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP Pts
Pro-Am 1
1 United Kingdom Justin Sherwood 8 7 7 10 DNS DNS Ret 5 11 8 12 9 5 9 9 8 11 8 132
2 United Kingdom Rob Smith 8 7 22 7 7 7 5 9 7 91
3 United Kingdom Jordan Witt Ret 9 5 4 6 Ret 7 7 7 Ret 76
4 Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard 6 Ret 2 4 15 65
5 United Kingdom Graeme Mundy 10 11 7 7 24 46
6 Spain Pepe Massot 4 3 P1 P1 33
7 United Kingdom George Brewster 10 6 20
8 United Kingdom Michael Donovan 10 12 12
9 United Kingdom Kieran Gallagher 11 12 11
Pro-Am 2
1 United Kingdom Steven Liquorish 9 9 11 8 9 8 27 Ret 7 9 10 11 12 10 8 Ret 9 14 11 132
2 United Kingdom Peter Kyle-Henney 10 10 9 9 8 9 Ret 7 8 8 11 10 11 9 10 11 11 13 12 131
3 United Kingdom Will Goff 13 8 Ret 12 11 6 12 13 68
4 United Kingdom Kelvin Fletcher 12 11 10 10 8 6 54
5 United Kingdom Paul Donkin 6 6 24
6 United Kingdom Carol Brown 9 10 24
7 United Kingdom Paul McKay 8 9 10 Ret 23
8 United Kingdom Daniel McKay 12 7 18
9 United Kingdom Scott Marshall 31 9
10 United Kingdom Bill Cameron 46 8
Pos Driver BHI DON THR SAR CRO SNE KNO ROC SIL BHGP 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)
Notes

1 — Pepe Massot scored pole position points towards the Pro-Am 1 championship standings at Snetterton, before being regraded as a professional driver for the races.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classification". Porsche GB. Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Bonham, Lee (6 March 2014). "Meadows Targets Third Carerra Cup Crown". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Webster and Meadows join RLR for Carrera Cup GB". Paddock42. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Bonham, Lee (15 March 2014). "Leonard Returns for Pro-AM1 Assault in Carrera Cup GB 2014". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Bonham, Lee (19 March 2014). "Liquorish Hoping For Sweet Porsche Return in Carrera Cup". The Checkered Flag (Black Eagle Media Network). Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Paul Rees signs for Carrera Cup GB with In2 Racing". Porsche GB (Porsche). 6 March 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Le Mans date for Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2014". Porsche GB. Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Ashby, Chris (23 September 2013). "2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Calendar Confirmed". BTCC Crazy (James Mappin). Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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