Kiern Jewiss crowned 2022 champion in Carrera Cup GB Finale

Kiern Jewiss crowned 2022 champion in Carrera Cup GB Finale

Porsche Carrera Cup GB — the fastest single-marque GT racing championship in the UK — arrived at Brands Hatch for its final weekend of the season. Kiern Jewiss, driving for Team Parker Racing, took pole position in qualifying and victory in round fifteen to be crowned provisional 2022 champion. Title hopeful, Will Martin, competing for Comline Richardson Racing, was involved in a dramatic incident which ended the penultimate race of the season prematurely, while Charles Rainford, driving for CCK Motorsport, secured a popular maiden victory in the final.


The weekend included a visit from Porsche Brand Ambassador, Emma Raducanu. The tennis star watched Sunday’s first race and was treated to a tour of the Porsche paddock. Newly-crowned champion, Jewiss, then guided her around the controls of his 992 GT3 Cup car. Later, Rainford swapped notes with the British number one about the similarities between their two sporting disciplines.

In qualifying, a close battle between Gus Burton (Rosland Gold Racing by Century Motorsport) and Jewiss for pole was resolved when the latter snatched the top spot late into the session. For Jewiss, the fourth pole position of his Porsche racing career further extended his championship advantage over Martin, who would start the weekend’s first race from the third row of the grid. Provisional category champions, Rainford (Pro-Am) and Josh Stanton (Am), headed their respective categories.

Burton led into the first corner, but Jewiss was soon back in front at the start of the weekend’s first race. An incident later into the opening lap saw four cars eliminated, scrambling the safety car. Shortly after the restart, Martin was involved in a dramatic incident, which led to a red flag and the race coming to an early end. Jewiss was declared the winner, crowning him provisional 2022 champion. Rainford, meanwhile, took his fifth consecutive Pro-Am win, while Mark Radcliffe, driving for Valluga, secured his first Am category win of 2022.

Rainford started the final race of the season from reverse grid pole position, keeping Jewiss at bay and surviving two safety car periods to become the first Pro-Am category driver to take overall victory since 2019. Jewiss and Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior, Adam Smalley (Duckhams Yuasa Racing with Redline), finished their seasons in style on the Pro category podium, while Radcliffe secured his second Am win. Following an eventful race, Burton provisionally secured Rookie championship honours, while Comline Richardson Racing was crowned provisional Teams victor.

“It’s been a pretty good weekend, finishing vice-champions in our rookie year. I’m pretty happy with this achievement,” Smalley told us, reflecting on his successful debut season in Carrera Cup GB. “We did what we needed to. I didn’t challenge anyone too hard, just watched my mirrors and made sure nobody was coming in hard from behind, simultaneously managing the gap to the guys in front. We didn’t really get much racing for the second round of the day, but I got a good start, launched off the line well and did what was required to secure second in the overall standings.” To view all season end championship results, visit porsche.com/uk.

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