Something of a Spa-Francorchamps specialist, Graham Davidson is looking forward to making his debut at the renowned Total 24 Hours of Spa next week at the home of the Belgian Grand Prix.
The event is the jewel of the Blancpain GT Series crown with an impressive roster of over 70 GT3 entries. For Graham, the chance to compete in his first Blancpain endurance race was too good an opportunity to miss and he therefore joins Daiko Lazarus Racing fielding the #28 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Graham arrived on the British GT scene in style last year off the back of a championship winning campaign with Jetstream Racing in the GT Cup. Prior to that the Scottish racer competed in the 24 Hours of Dubai, selected races in Barcelona and Spa, as well as the UK GT Cup. His move to British GT in 2018 saw him take a sensational victory at Spa in the Jetstream Racing entered Aston Martin Vantage.
Graham moved to TF Sport this year, recording his first British GT win of the season at Donington Park. Ahead of this weekend’s seventh round of the championship, he is third in the standings and very much in championship contention.
For his next challenge, Graham joins teammates Sylvain Debs, Fernando Navarrente and Immanuel Vinke in what is a Am Cup entry. The Lazarus Racing squad have a solid background in single seaters before moving into the Blancpain GT category in 2017. In addition, the Italian-based squad won the GT Open Teams’ championship in 2016. Graham is naturally looking forward to a strong showing at Spa.
“I think our pace should be good across the team as whole,” he began. “I’m in a fortunate position in that I have plenty of experience in the British GT Championship. Winning in that category means I expect to be competitive at the Spa 24 in similar machinery.
“I know the circuit well of course and it’s a circuit I always enjoy,” Graham continued. “This was a late opportunity for me and one that was too good to refuse, so I’m really looking forward to the challenge with Lazarus Racing and competing in the most prestigious GT race of the season!”
Graham will enjoy his first laps in his new racing environment on Tuesday 23rd July in the Bronze test, before the practice and qualifying get underway in earnest on Thursday. The Total 24 Hours of Spa gets underway at 16.30 local time on Saturday with Graham challenging for top Am Cup honours.