Carrera Cup championship leader DVF Racing prepares for second-half surge

Written by Ellie

After a six-week summer break, DVF Racing with Slidesports Engineering heads to Snetterton to resume the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season, with Pro driver Tio Ellinas leading the championship standings. Cypriot Ellinas opened up a nine-point advantage after the last round at Oulton Park, even with the Carrera Cup’s dropped-score points system, he still leads rival Dino Zamparelli by a point and will be looking to extend that lead this weekend.

In the Am category, both David Fairbrother and Richard Hawken will be hoping for podium finishes. Fairbrother took a win and second place at the Norfolk circuit last year, while Hawken has experience around the circuit in his time racing Super Touring cars.

The 2.97-mile Snetterton circuit provides a mixture of challenges for the drivers, featuring high-speed straights which surround a twisty and technical infield section and an average lap speed of close to 100 mph. With just eight races left of the 16 which makes up the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season there will be little room for error.

DVF Racing will be on track on Wednesday July 25 for an official Porsche test, before two free practice sessions on Friday July 27. Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 14:30, with both 14-lap races on Sunday July 29 at 09:15 and 15:05 – the latter broadcast live on ITV4 and ITV Hub online.

Tio Ellinas, driver #11

“Hopefully we can extend the lead even more. It was really nice to go into the summer break leading the championship and I’m looking forward to getting back into the car and getting racing again. Snetterton was good for me last year, I finished third with two fastest laps, so I enjoy the track and want to do well there again this year.”

David Fairbrother, driver #9

“It will be nice to go back to Snetterton after the break. I had a great weekend there last year with a win and second place and I will be trying to repeat that sort of performance this time out. Slidesports will give us good cars as usual so we know we will be competitive.”

Mark Jenkins, Team Manager Slidesports Engineering

“I’m looking forward to Snetterton and Tio excels on these high-speed tracks, so it should be good for us. There’s good running to the end of the season now with some exciting circuits, so we need to keep our nose clean. We’re going for the championship, not just race wins.”

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Posted on 23rd July 2018

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