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Team Redline Racing Score Crucial Porsche Carrera Cup GB Win At Silverstone
Team Redline Racing have continued their championship challenge in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, with Dan Cammish maintaining his points lead with a fantastic third win of the season at Silverstone this past weekend (25/26 September).
Just one week on from a successful visit to their home circuit Croft, the Teesside squad headed to Silverstone with a slightly tweaked four car entry. 2020 race-winner Matty Graham made a welcome return to the grid alongside Dan Cammish in the Pro class, with Jake Rattenbury and Micah Stanley competing in Pro Am.
Returning to a circuit he won at twice in 2016, Cammish enjoyed a strong start in qualifying on Saturday as he finished fourth on the timesheets. The next day, he replicated that result in an opening race dominated by a long safety car period and an early red flag conclusion.
Drawn onto the reverse grid pole position, the two-time champion took full advantage in front of the live ITV4 television cameras. Leading the race from start-to-finish, he executed a faultless defensive drive to secure a potentially pivotal victory – his 34th in the championship with Redline.
On his first appearance of the season, Graham impressively finished just 0.012s shy of his team-mate in qualifying. In his Love Popcorn-backed machine, he picked up a great pair of top six finishes in the races, with a slick move netting him fifth place in the live televised encounter.
The Teesside squad’s Pro Am duo enjoyed a brilliant qualifying session on Saturday, with Rattenbury and Stanley finishing second and third fastest in class respectively. Unfortunately it proved to be a tough race day for both though.
Contact to the rear of Stanley sent him into the tyres in race one, with the subsequent damage ruling him out of the second race. Rattenbury had a frustrating opener as well, but was able to fight back to a fourth place finish in the second outing.
Simon Leonard – Managing Director: “We’re delighted to see Dan back on the top step of the podium again. He didn’t have the ultimate pace this weekend, but banked the points in race one and then produced a faultless drive to convert pole position to a crucial win.”
“It was great to welcome Matty back to the team and the championship. It was always going to be a tough challenge jumping back in against a very competitive grid, but he did a brilliant job to qualify right on Dan’s tail and pick up a couple of good finishes.
“It wasn’t the day for racing we hoped for with both Jake and Micah, as they showed in qualifying that they both have great pace here and could have easily taken home some silverware. They’ll certainly be back in the mix next time out.”
Cammish now holds a three point championship lead heading into the final two meetings of the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season, starting at Donington Park in two weeks’ time (09/10 October).
Image from Porsche GB.