News Archive 2008
Michael Caine, sponsored by Team Antistat, scored a dramatic victory at Brands Hatch today (Saturday 29 March) in round one of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. In a race full of incident, Caine scored his first Carrera Cup victory after a fierce battle with Andy Britnell.
Caine got a superb start to lead into Paddock Hill Bend, having dived ahead of poleman Tim Bridgman, his Team Parker Racing team mate. Unfortunately, Bridgman and Hancock then made contact and spun into the gravel and out of the race. Meanwhile, Britnell made a fine start and used the grip from his treaded tyres to dive through to second place from Tim Harvey (Red Line Racing).
After a safety car period while the cars of Bridgman and Hancock were moved, Caine resumed in the lead but was driving on a knife-edge on slicks in incredibly difficult conditions as Britnell challenged constantly. It was only after the race that Caine realised that he'd been battling with his friend and former team mate.
Team Antistat on the Road to Victory
All four Porsche Carrera Cup GB titles will be settled in a thrilling season finale at Brands Hatch the weekend (September 20/21), and for the overall crown it is now a straight battle between Tim Harvey and Michael Caine
Team Parker Racing took the first major award of the 2008 Porsche carrera cup GB when it clinched the prestigious teams championship crown at Brands Hatch on Saturday (20 September 2008). Second place in the penultimate race of the season for Michael Caine put the title out of reach of leading challengers Jota SportHeaded by Stuart Parker, the team has fielded up to four cars this season, with Caine and Tim Bridgman nominated at the start of the season as the two points scoring drivers. "I think the team has been the best all year long and it's a justly deserved title" said Parker as his team celebrated, "the lads have worked impeccably hard this year, so all credit to them and the drivers for winning this title".