Josh Webster remains in pole-position for Porsche Carrera Cup GB title, but Michael Meadows is in hot pursuit
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Josh Webster insists his relationship with team-mate and his number-one rival for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title, Michael Meadows, remains harmonious, and has ruled out any similarities to warring Formula One duo, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg,
Stowmarket’s Webster is eight points ahead of Meadows with three rounds and six races remaining and is in pole-position to become the first-ever scholar to win the championship at the first attempt.
After two second places at Knockhill almost a fortnight ago, Redline Racing’s Webster heads to Rockingham this weekend hoping to move a step closer to winning the championship.
“Myself and Michael have been mates all year round and that’s the best way to be,” said Webster, a former Suffolk One student.
“We are able to help each other in terms of and it makes it all the more satisfying when I am quicker than him and finish ahead of him in races.
“It’s challenging but it’s better to have him there as I can study his data and learn from him, as he is an experienced driver.
“On the track, it does not make any difference and as long as we don’t crash into each other, we are free to race.
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“The team is really good and keep everything really tight, but on the other hand, my aim is to win the championship.”
Webster will not be altering his style for the last six races of the season and is keen to utilise the tactics that have served him well so far.
“I will approach Rockingham as I have done all the others this season, with the sole intention of finishing the race,” added the 20-year-old.
“I always go for maximum attack and aim for pole position and fastest lap, but at the same time I know one ‘Did Not Finish’ could ruin everything.
“It’s a tricky position to be in. It’s nice to be leading, but Michael has nothing to lose.
“I am happy with three rounds to go and it was really close at the end at Knockhill – a track where Michael has been quick over the years.
“Had someone offered me two second places before the race, I would have taken them.”