Race ace Webster storms to the top of the table with win double

CHEQUERED FLAG: Josh Webster crosses the line first in round eight of the Porsche Carrera Cup UK Picture: Porche Carrea Cup UK
CHEQUERED FLAG: Josh Webster crosses the line first in round eight of the Porsche Carrera Cup UK Picture: Porche Carrea Cup UK
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Josh Webster moved to the head of the 2014 Porsche 
Carrera Cup GB standings with victory in rounds eight and nine of the championship.

The Mickfield race ace — who is a late call-up to the Porsche Supercup grid on the undercard of the Formula One British Grand Prix this weekend — completed the feat as part of the British Touring Car 
Championship meeting, which welcomed its biggest crowd to the Croft circuit in North Yorkshire for more than a decade.

He became the first Carrera Cup Scholarship driver to lead the overall title race in his Scholarship season after his double win moved him nine points clear of Redline Racing teammate and defending champion Michael Meadows, who missed the opening race after damaging his car in qualifying.

Webster took full advantage of Meadows’ absence from the grid in round eight to clinch victory and move to the top of the championship standings.

The crucial moment of the race came on lap one when Webster and pole-sitter Paul Rees went side-by-side into the chicane, but with the Suffolk speedester on the clean side of the track, he was able to make the move stick and never looked back on his way to his second triumph of the season.

“I had to be decisive on the first lap as I thought that was my best chance,” said Webster.

“I’m happy to be leading the championship, but it’s a bit hollow to take the lead from Michael in this way.”

With Meadows back on the grid in round nine, Webster had to fend off his teammate — who carved his way through the field — all the way to the chequered flag.

“That was a really, really good race,” he said. “I just had to manage the tyres and Michael was doing everything he could to put me off.

“I hit the tyre stack at turn two a couple of laps from the end and bent the steering, so that made it more difficult.”