08:00AM, Monday 17 August 2020
Harry King at Brands Hatch. Credit Porsche UK
Harry King’s incredible start in the Porsche Carrera Cup shows no sign of slowing anytime soon after the teenager recorded a double win in the second round of the season at Brands Hatch.
Buoyed by his performances at Donington Park a week earlier, where the Holyport driver took the chequered flag in only his second race, King extended his lead at the top of the driver’s championship in fine style.
Porsche’s UK Junior driver finished fourth from the combined times in Friday’s practice session, but no one could live with King when the heat was on in Saturday’s qualifying session.
He produced an astonishing, record-breaking 1.27.069s to secure pole, more than three tenths of a second quicker than teammate Josh Webster.
Then, after losing the lead in Saturday’s race to Webster on the run to Paddock Hill Bend, he seized his chance to snare first spot once again on the same corner later in the race.
Drawn in fourth spot on the grid for the second race on Sunday, King made a solid start when the lights went out, moving up to third behind Matthew Graham and Webster.
King produced a carbon-copy move to slide past Webster on Paddock Hill Bend and then managed to get inside Graham on the final corner before racing away from the chasing pack.
King now leads Webster by 11 points in the standings ahead of the next round at Oulton Park in two weekends time (August 22-23).
“It’s been a perfect weekend with pole for race one and then two victories,” he said.
“It’s all credit to Team Parker Racing for the work they have done on the car, and myself and Josh have a real margin over the others at the moment.
“I feel great in the car and in the team and we have been able to hit the ground running. To be straight at the sharp end is great and we have shown clear intentions when it comes to the championship.”
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