Round 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB was held at the impressively large Rockingham Motor Speedway near Corby in Northamptonshire. The 1.94-mile circuit is familiar to LINDBERG-supported Meyrick from his days in the British F3 International Series and his confidence in that familiarity was well placed.
After qualifying fifth for the weekend’s two races, Andy approached the first race with a determination to score points and avoid any trouble. In the cloudy but dry conditions of Sunday morning, the 27-year-old raced well and showed real pace throughout, finished in fourth place and just a few tenths of a second away from a podium place.
For race two, the conditions were considerably different. In fact, they were dreadful with heavy rain and cool temperatures but Andy was far from disheartened as he explains.
“We practiced in the wet on Friday and the car was blindingly fast so I was feeling really confident when it started raining as I knew we’d be right on the pace for the second race. That made what happened on the first lap even more frustrating.
“Despite the fact that we hadn’t run the rain since Friday, one of my Team Parker Racing team mates, Dan Lloyd, decided to not only go for a narrow gap between two cars in awful, awful conditions, but he also braked 50 metres later than anyone else into the first corner. He locked up all his wheels and skidded into me which punctured both of the left side tyres on my Porsche and took me out of the race on the spot. To be honest, I think he needs a pair of LINDBERG’S glasses!
“It wasn’t a great way to finish the weekend, but I’m still really positive about the weekend as a whole and how it all went until that first corner. I felt more at home in the Porsche this weekend and the pace is now there, as well as consistency. Fourth in Race 1 was a good strong result for this championship and I’m really looking forward to getting to Silverstone for my fourth weekend of racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship.”
The next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup will be at Silverstone in Northamptonshire on 6/7th October.