Parr Motorsport got their Porsche Carrera Cup GB season off to a fine start in free practice for the opening two rounds for 2016. Both drivers featured in the top three of their respective groups for the majority of the two sessions held around the Kent speedbowl of Brands Hatch.
Championship returnee, Peter Kyle- Henney, ran well in the ProAm2 group to finish the day second overall and two-tenths off the fastest time. Meanwhile debutant Sean Hudspeth excelled as he topped the ProAm1 times in the first session and finished second in the final session of the day. He was only a tenth off the fastest time and both performances bode well for qualifying.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 11:25 with race one starting at 10am on Sunday morning, followed by race two at 3:30.
Sean Hudspeth (Number 29, 2nd ProAm1)
“Session one went pretty well and I was just getting back into it on a relatively cold and greasy track. In session two we found pretty good pace on the old tyres. We couldn’t get the speed out of the new tyres due to a number of reasons but we know what we need to do. We know how to find more pace in them, so I am definitely more confident going into qualifying tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes.”
Peter Kyle-Henney (Number 22, 2nd ProAm2)
“Its good to be back and it’s nice to see some improvement in the two free practice sessions. We did a bit of work on the car, which made a difference. It would be good to be a little bit quicker but I’m confident for tomorrow.”
Josh Webster (Driver Coach)
“Sean is new to the car, only having driven it a handful of times, so he’s building up to it and is already nipping at the heals of the pros and almost on their pace. He was only a hundredth off the quickest ProAm1 and we know we’ve got the time, so I think it is game on for qualifying. Peter has made some real inroads into getting up there. He was unfortunately pipped on the last lap but I think we can definitely be on pole in ProAm1 and ProAm2 tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to seeing how we get on.”
Paul Robe (Team Principal)
“The circuit wasn’t dry and the kerbs had all been painted so there was a relearning of the car compared to our test on Tuesday. Peter got to grips with it well but didn’t feel totally comfortable, however, for the second session we went through the data and assessed where he needed to work. We made some changes to the car and he really performed very well. We’re right up there and ready for qualifying.”
“Sean had a very solid day. He took the conditions in his stride and got on with the job extremely well. He ended up just a fraction off fastest today, which was mainly due to the traffic that he unfortunately hit on his new tyre run. We’re really seeing some good performances from him though so it’s looking good for tomorrow.”