Team Redline Racing Enjoy Scottish Success With Knockhill Victory
Team Redline Racing scored a fantastic Pro Am class one-two finish as part of a great haul of four podium results in the latest rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill this past weekend (14/15 September).
The Teesside squad made the trip north to Scotland with a rich history at Knockhill, having won nine races across their last six visits to the circuit. Dan Cammish once again led their challenge at the front of the field, as Micah Stanley, Jake Rattenbury and Josh Caygill fought for Pro Am honours.
It was Rattenbury who turned out to be the team’s leading performer around the undulating Fife track in Sunday’s races. Recovering well from a tough qualifying session on Saturday, he scored his best pair of results in the Carrera Cup GB so far, including a maiden class victory.
From sixth in class on the grid for race one, the Welshman stormed into the top three on the opening lap and stayed there to finish third. Another fast start moved him up to second early in race two, before he slotted into the race lead just before mid-distance and held it to the finish.
Following him home to complete the brilliant one-two Pro Am finish for the team was Micah Stanley. A race-winner himself twice this year, the Monaco-based driver backed up a fourth place finish in the opener with a sixth podium finish from eight races so far.
Caygill meanwhile enjoyed one of his most competitive weekends of the season so far and narrowly missed out on making it a Redline podium lockout. Bouncing back from an early exit in the opener, he ran third at one stage in the finale before scoring a seasons’ best fourth place.
Cammish headed to Knockhill with fond memories from his previous stint in the Carrera Cup GB, having recorded five wins in six races there. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to challenge for top honours this time round, but did come away with a great fifth podium finish of the season.
The 2015 and 2016 champion worked his way up a couple of places in the opening race to finish fourth, before a great late move netted him third in a close fought race two. Those results put him just five points shy of the championship lead at the halfway mark of the season.
Simon Leonard – Managing Director: “We’re delighted to see Jake get his first win. After a tough qualifying, he worked hard to make improvements and that showed with a great drive in race two. For it to end up as a Team Redline Racing one-two was even sweeter.
“Micah is a podium threat in every race he contests at the moment and we’re pleased he could add another trophy to his collection. Josh took another step forward this weekend and it was great to see him battling for the podium in race three. He should be proud of the progress made.
“By his own admission it was a tough weekend for Dan, but he scored a good haul of points and remains firmly at the sharp end in the standings. There’s lots to look forward to across the team as we head into the second half of the Carrera Cup GB season.”
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB now goes into a five week mini-break before the team’s home event at Croft (18/19 September), with the Porsche Sprint Challenge GB taking its place on the BTCC support package again for a second visit of the year to Thruxton in two weeks’ time (28/29 August).
Image from Porsche GB.