Harry King returned to the top step of the podium at Silverstone with a second victory of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season.
The defending champion – and current Porsche GB Junior driver – was looking to bounce back from an tricky weekend at Croft the previous week, with the BRDC Superstar going into qualifying in confident mood having shown strong pace at the wheel of his Team Parker Racing run car in pre-event testing.
Despite losing a time to track limits during the session, Harry still ended up with the third fastest time, less than two-tenths of a second away from pole.
Making up a spot when the race kicked off to move into second place, Harry was looking to find a way ahead of Lorcan Hanafin when an incident elsewhere resulted in a lengthy caution period.
On the restart, Harry would shadow Hanafin until lap 16 when he nipped ahead at Brooklands to secure the lead.
Harry was starting to edge away when the race was then halted after another incident, handing him a second win of the campaign.
Fourth on the reverse grid for race two, Harry made his customary strong start to move up into third place on the opening lap and pushed leading pair Dan Cammish and Hanafin in the early stages.
As the race wore on however, he would start to struggle with both the balance of his car and straight line performance and dropped back behind Will Martin into fourth place – although the points scored across the weekend allowed Harry to make up ground in the standings.
As a result, he will head to Donington Park next month just ten points away from the top three in the standings.
“It’s been a mixed weekend all told as we didn’t quite maximise qualifying which left me with some work to do in race one, but I was able to come through well to grab the win and also the extra point for fastest lap,” he said. “That meant a good haul of points for the championship, but it was a shame that we didn’t then have the pace in race two towards the closing stages.
“Things started well as I got a place off the line and was challenging the pair ahead and the car felt great, but it became a bit of a struggle as the race wore on and I couldn’t keep Will behind as he just had a bit too much pace compared to me at the stage.
“I have mixed emotions as I wanted to try and repeat my double success from twelve months ago, but it’s good to have been back on the top step and I’ll be chasing more wins when we head to Donington Park next time out.”
Source. Harry King/Photo. Porsche