We then had to quickly switch our focus to another three-hour race at Silverstone in the Blancpain Endurance Series the following weekend. This for me represents one of the highest levels of European GT racing and we were a bit apprehensive, but thought it would be very good experience for us and couldn’t wait to get the car on a much faster Pirelli tyre.
We had good friend of the team Joe Osborne as our third driver – we get on really well and it was great having him as a team mate. I loved the whole weekend from start to finish, we were a lot more competitive than we could ever have dreamed of and after an excellent performance by the whole team we finished an amazing second place in the Pro-Am category, with very strong Free Practice and qualifying performances.
We were only beaten by a very controversial driver line of the Nissan GT-R which annoys me a little, as there are more and more drivers out there now graded to suit their racing programmes. Rules are rules and the only thing I could complain about from the weekend was the manufacturers ability to change or grade drivers as they please and not by the guidelines set.
Looking forward, the car is being prepared for the next British GT round at Snetterton next weekend, this will be the first 2 x 1 hour format races we have been to so it will be interesting to get stuck into a proper ‘sprint’ race. We will also hopefully be able to announce a few other cool plans we have for the rest of the year, see you there!