Nick Foster swaps Blancpain GT Series duties for the Intercontinental GT Challenge this weekend in one of the biggest GT races in the world.
Trading his Attempto Racing Audi R8 for the HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488, Nick returns to the IGTC ahead of the Total 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
The Australian driver has already completed a successful 24-hour race this year, having finished the Dubai 24 Hours in fifth place with Attempto Racing in January.
Nick and HubAuto Corsa won the last round of IGTC at Laguna Seca (USA) in March and as a result, sits in joint second place in the drivers’ standings.
He enters the weekend with a new-found wave of momentum following the strong pace shown in Zandvoort two weeks ago and joins the 73-car entry field in his debut Spa 24-Hours.
Nick is joined at HubAuto Corsa by Nick Cassidy and Daniel Serra for the flagship GT race. The former has been racing in Japan for the last four years, while Serra joins the team having won the 24 Hours of Le Mans (GTE Pro) last month.
“I’m very excited for Spa, we have a strong line-up and I’m looking forward to getting back in the Ferrari with Hub Auto Corsa,” said Foster, “We had a super successful last outing [Laguna Seca] which feels like a lifetime ago already, so I’m eager to get back into that gem and try and keep the Intercontinental Championship alive.
“Obviously we’re not so much focused on the championship, and more so on Spa as an individual race itself. It’s a race that I’ve dreamed of competing in and winning for quite some time. I’m so excited to get there. We had a positive test day and went through a lot of preparation, but there’s still a lot to cover off at the beginning of the week. It’s going to be my first Spa 24-Hours, I’ve been at the event and worked at the event before, but never competed in it as a driver so I’m very excited.
“It’ll be really good to get back in the car with Nick [Cassidy] and Daniel [Serra], two great guys with two fantastic careers of their own, so to share the car with them and to be able to pick their brains for information is a great opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to kicking the week off and hitting the track on the first day of practice.”