This weekend Oman Racing with TF Sport head to the home of British motor racing for the second round of Blancpain GT Series.
Ahmad Al Harthy, Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood return to the #97 Aston Martin seeking a top three finish at Silverstone, to keep in championship contention in front of the home crowd.
The first race at Monza four weeks ago was a closely held match of survival of the fittest, with changing weather conditions that shook up the grid. The team were unfortunate to be struck with a string of punctures that hampered the race, but they came away from the season opener with a pole position and podium.
Going into the weekend, the team have a strong chance at securing a large points haul to add to their Silverstone tally.
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director:
“The podium is the aim and to keep scoring points. We were a bit unlucky not to win at Monza, but we have a good chance in Silverstone to take a strong result. The weather looks to be wet, with maybe a dry Sunday. Top three is certainly the aim, but the championship is won and lost at Spa, so as long as we’re still in high contention prior to that round, we’ll be happy.”
Ahmad Al Harthy:
“Monza was a very strong weekend for Oman Racing and we’re all absolutely determined to keep the same momentum going at Silverstone this weekend. To take pole position for the first race of the year was incredible and we really did have a great chance to fight for the win…until that double puncture which was beyond unlucky! It’s so important to score well in every round of Blancpain Endurance as the championship is by far the most competitive of its kind, anywhere in the world. We’re feeling confident ahead of Silverstone, especially as we’ve always gone well there in the past.”
“We were unlucky in Monza despite us getting the podium in the end. The two punctures really set us back and we probably could have won the race. We seem to be quite strong in qualifying, so we’re going into this weekend hoping for a win and some strong points.”
“We’re looking for a strong result. We had a good start in Monza with the podium and were very strong in qualifying, hopefully we can turn another good qualifying into a win and get the title lead and then hopefully maintain it until the end of the year.”