Championship-contesting DVF Racing with Slidesports Engineering heads north to Knockhill in Scotland for rounds 11 and 12 of the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season this weekend (August 25/26). After continuing its run of a podium finish at every meeting this year, the team is just four points off of the lead in the drivers’ standings with Tio Ellinas.
Both David Fairbrother and Richard Hawken, competing in the Am category, have shown an ability to get to grips with the new Gen II 911 GT3 Cup car and will both have eyes on a podium finish. A strong weekend for Hawken could move him into the top three in the standings. Unfortunately, family commitments preclude Fairbrother from competing this weekend.
At just 1.3-miles, Knockhill is one of the shortest tracks on the Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar but provides a stern test which climbs and falls around the hillside of South Lethans Farm. With just six rounds left in the season points will be keenly fought over.
After a productive testing session on Wednesday, booked exclusively for the Porsche Carrera Cup grid, the team are well placed with lead driver Tio setting the third fastest time overall. Confidence is high with the knowledge that they were faster than title rival Dino Zamparelli and that there is still plenty left in the tank for the weekend ahead.
The weekend will start with the first of two free practice sessions on Friday August 24 at 11:20 and 15:25. Qualifying will take place at 14:40 on Saturday ahead of the 32-lap races on Sunday August 26 at 10:20 and 15:40 – the latter of which will be shown live on ITV4 and ITV Hub online.
Tio Ellinas, driver #11
“I don’t enjoy Knockhill too much to be honest! Hopefully we’ll manage to have a good setup which will make it enjoyable. The Wednesday test will be critical, we need to gather as much information as we can. On short runs we have found the sweet spot of the tyres and the pressures so now we need to get everything sorted for the race.”
Richard Hawken, driver #84
“It will be interesting heading up to Knockhill, especially in the Carrera Cup car. It’s not a circuit I’ve done any work at before, so it will be a bit of a baptism of fire. Hopefully I’ll get some tuition and hit the ground running.”
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Posted on 24th August 2018
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