Smalley extends championship lead at Knockhill

August 13, 2023

Aug 13, 2023

Adam enjoyed another successful Porsche Carrera Cup GB weekend (August 11-13), as it extended his lead at the top of the championship at Knockhill.

Porsche GB Junior Driver Adam Smalley recorded an impressive eighth and ninth visit to the podium in the season’s ten races so far, making his lead on top of the standings 34 points, with six races remaining.

Adam had an official test day on Wednesday, before two more free practice sessions on Friday, in preparation for the weekend’s action. However, the all-important qualifying period boiled down to just two or three flying laps on Saturday afternoon, as rain swept in across the circuit, ensuring no drivers recorded faster times in the final two thirds of the session.

Thankfully things started out dry on Sunday morning, with Adam running comfortably in second place. He was held up by a backmarker in the closing stages but fended off any advances to score another podium finish.

Heavy rain returned ahead of race two, making visibility difficult. Holding his position off the line, Adam attempted a pass on the outside of turn three, but was forced onto the gravel and lost one position. Keeping pace with the cars ahead, he was rewarded when two of them came together, helping him sweep past both and move into third, where he would finish the race.

Adam and Team Parker will now have under a two week break in action, before the Porsche Carrera Cup GB heads to the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit over the weekend of August 26/27.

“A massive thank you to everyone at Team Parker Racing as always. We've had a fantastic run this week and it's always a long week coming up to Knockhill, with lots of testing for two all-important laps in qualifying. To be P2 on the grid for race one and finish second was great. The reverse grid race always mixes it up, so to come away with third, scoring a handful of championship points, and sitting on top of the table is everything we could have hoped for.

“In race two no one predicted it to be like a lake at the start and then bone dry at the end! I don't think anyone had the optimal setup for that, but I'm really happy. Pace-wise we've been strong, and I kept myself out of trouble where other people got into strife. I've just got to keep doing that and chip away each round.”