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Porsche podium domination headlines busy weekend for Team Parker Racing

Team Parker Racing continued its superb form in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at the weekend (August 28-30), taking 11 podiums and five out of six class victories at Knockhill in Scotland.

There were mixed results elsewhere for the team however, as Stephen Jelley recorded two point-scoring finishes in the British Touring Car Championship but was disappointed with a DNF in race two, also at Knockhill, while Nick Jones and Scott Malvern fought to claim points after contact spoiled their British GT Championship race.

However, all eyes were on the Porsche competitors, with the headline performance once again coming from youngster Harry King, who fought back from tenth on the grid in race two to claim his sixth win in eight races this season, taking the lead on the final lap of the contest.

Behind him, 2014 champion Josh Webster took second and third in races one and two, respectively, while Esmee Hawkey and Ryan Ratcliffe split the Pro-Am honours with a win apiece. In Am, Justin Sherwood claimed both victories, with Justin Armstrong taking a second and third on his best weekend of the season to date.

In the BTCC, Stephen made progress to finished tenth in race one and was hoping to work towards the top five, but a brake failure when trying to pass a rival in race two caused his retirement, meaning a difficult starting spot of 23rd for race three. However, he dug deep for that one, fighting his way up to 13th and scoring more championship points.

At Brands Hatch there was a single two-hour race for Nick and Scott in their Bentley Continental GT3. Hampered by the Balance of Performance, which aims to equalise cars, Nick was running a quiet but consistent stint to open the race before a fellow GT3 rival pushed him off at the fastest point of the circuit just before the pit window.

The car was recovered and brought back to the pits, where the team did an incredible job to replace a damaged floor and clear huge amounts of grass, mud, and gravel. Once the car was safe, Scott climbed aboard to finish the race, managing to score championship points and showing the sheer determination of everyone involved.

The team will return to action this coming weekend, September 4-6, for the second round of GT World Challenge Europe’s Endurance Cup, which takes place at the Nürburgring in Germany. There, the Bentley Motorsport Academy line up of Frank Bird, Nicolai Kjærgaard, and Euan McKay will pilot a Bentley Continental GT3 for a tough six-hour race, with updates and links to live coverage shared on the team’s social media channels.

Source. Torque

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