Caine and Harvey share Carrera Cup poles at Snetterton – Harbour Cars
Michael Caine and Tim Harvey shared the pole positions for rounds eleven and twelve of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB during qualifying at Snetterton today (Saturday 7 August).
In a session run with rain threatening and interrupted by two red flags.
Despite taking pole for round 11, Caine (Motorbase Performance) was frustrated not to add pole for round 12 when an on-track misunderstanding with Glynn Geddie and then a red flag cost him two laps that looked set to be good enough for the second pole. “I felt that we’d got the pace for two poles and that would have proved a point,” said a disappointed Caine. “We’ve done everything right so far this weekend.”
Harvey (Red Line Racing) acknowledged his rival’s speed. “Michael had the pace on me today. The time he set is very, very quick,” said Harvey, who ended the session second for round 11 and first for round 12. Harvey also praised a new assembly system, which sent the cars out in the order of times set during testing on Friday. “It worked very well. We all got a good series of clean laps at the start of qualifying,” said the championship leader.
Third on both grids was Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing). “I’m a bit frustrated,” admitted Jelley. “P3 is okay, but not to be half a second off Michael’s best time.” An excellent fourth for both races was Carrera Cup Scholarship racer Michael Meadows (Red Line Racing) with his best qualifying performance of the season to date. Geddie (Team Parker Racing) was fifth of the pro drivers on both grids, but was headed for round 11 by Gelzinis (Juta Racing), the leading pro-am1 racer.