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Amigos Team Parker Racing ace Seb Perez ensured he is still firmly in the race for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB ProAm title after taking an impressive victory in race one at Oulton Park last weekend (9th/10th May).

His third win of the season was complemented by yet another podium spot in race two, taking third place after an intense battle for the lead, meaning he leaves the Cheshire circuit just seven points shy of the championship lead.

Amigos teammate George Gamble also enjoyed a successful weekend at the undulating and notoriously narrow track, securing fifth in both races to maintain the lead of the Rookie Category and fifth Pro.

Perez would head to the Cheshire circuit with renewed confidence after a double win at the last round of the series in Italy, as almost 25 Porsche 911 GT3 drivers made a guest appearance at the historic Monza circuit last month.

The Chesterfield driver worked hard to find the ideal setup for the Amigos backed Carrera throughout both of Friday’s free practise sessions but could only manage fourth ProAm driver on the grid for race one after a difficult qualifying session on Saturday afternoon.

His race pace was a different story and he kept the pressure up on the leading ProAm trio, taking third in the opening stages of the 18 lap tour. With those ahead embroiled in a tussle for the lead, Perez ensured he was in the prime position to make a move up the order.

And he didn’t have to wait long. The leaders soon tangled, promoting him to first and there he would remain to take win number three in his maiden Carrera Cup GB season.

Race two saw blistering temperatures during Sunday’s second race but Perez remained cool about his chances for another top step of the podium. Starting sixth on the grid and leading ProAm, he would undoubtedly be the target for those behind and try as he might, he couldn’t hold off a charging Jamie Orton who made his move on lap 11.

Worse was to come when Perez out-braked himself at the bottom hairpin, spinning in the process.

However, a gutsy comeback over the closing laps saw him ensure he could at least spray the champagne once again, crossing the line in third and safeguarding another podium in the process.

“It’s been a tough weekend all round to be honest but I’m really pleased that I made the most of it, no matter what was thrown at me,” said Perez.

“I had a difficult race one and I didn’t have the initial pace that Id hoped for but worked hard to keep that race lead once I’d got hold of it and that can be just as hard as trying to make inroads on your position. It was certainly well earned. As for race two, I was disappointed with my error, so it was important to salvage something from that. It’s such a narrow circuit so overtaking is very hard here and third was as good as I could hope for in the circumstances. Its been a great weekend overall and we are in a really strong position in the championship which is encouraging at this stage of the season”.

Nottingham’s George Gamble couldn’t quite make it onto the podium in either of the Oulton Park races but played his consistent card throughout the weekend in a bid to rack up the points and ensure he was another to stay in the title hunt, this time for the Pro category.

He did well to stay out of trouble on both outings and despite being hampered by a less than fruitful qualifying position, secured fifth in both races and the Carrera Cup GB Junior finalist was buoyant about his results.

“I was on the back foot with a less than ideal qualifying session and sadly Oulton Park is one of those tracks where if you don’t get a decent grid slot, it’s going to be very difficult to improve,” he said.

“But look, getting points is clearly really important and that’s exactly what I managed this weekend. There is no room for non-finishes in a championship as close as this so I’m happy with the results as a whole. I just need to build on this for the remainder of the season, put into practice what we have learnt and come back stronger at the next one”.

Amigos Team Parker Racing retains its second place in the Entrant Championship as the series enjoys a six-week break before it returns at the end of July to Snetterton for rounds nine and ten.

Images credit: Carrera Cup GB/Dan Bathie

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