UK: Sam Hancock Knockhill summary

Two poles and a win for Hancock in Scotland Sam Hancock took his third Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory of the season in race 2 at Knockhill and enjoyed an excellent weekend overall with two pole positions and a second place finish in race...

Two poles and a win for Hancock in Scotland

Sam Hancock took his third Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory of the season in race 2 at Knockhill and enjoyed an excellent weekend overall with two pole positions and a second place finish in race 1.

Race 1

Sam's pole position time was one hundredth of a second quicker than Tim Bridgman but he lost his lead off the grid as the Team Parker Racing driver made a slightly better start. A long Safety Car period then nullified the race meaning only four laps remained at the re-start. Hancock pushed to regain his lead but also had to defend from team-mate Phil Quaife in the dying stages, ultimately holding him off to secure second place.

Race 2

Hancock made a much better start to race 2 and completed a lights-to-flag victory. He pulled out a two second gap in the early stages but saw that advantage wiped out by a another Safety Car period. After the restart, Michael Caine closed to within half a second, but Sam controlled the gap and managed his tyre wear to take victory at the chequered flag.

Sam Hancock: "The tyres were starting to go off at the end which made the win far from easy. But the start was crucial. I was a little frustrated with what happened in race 1, so I thought a lot about my start in between the races and analysed the data to make sure I improved for race 2.

"I suppose Knockhill is becoming one of my favourite circuits having won here last year as well! But I couldn't have done this without the team who gave me a great car this weekend so a huge thanks to all of them."

-credit: sh

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Porsche
Drivers Michael Caine , Sam Hancock , Phil Quaife