TF Sport return to British GT this weekend for the championship’s single flyaway event in Belgium, as the series moves passed the half-way point.
The team sit comfortably in second place in the GT3 teams’ classification, after a sensational win during the last round at Donington Park. Graham Davidson and Jonny Adam healed their heartbreak after losing out at Silverstone, to win at the British circuit with a dominant showing in Derbyshire to convert their pole position into a victory; which has elevated the pair into third in the drivers’ standings.
The Scottish pairing are also in pursuit of their third consecutive pole position, having secured the first slot of the grid at both Donington and Silverstone. Graham is also seeking back-to-back British GT victories at Spa following his success at the round last season.
In the sister GT3, Nicki Thiim and Mark Farmer are also hoping for a strong result after an unlucky weekend at Silverstone. After winning the round at Spa for the team three years ago with Jon Barnes, Mark is looking for a return to form. Having set the lap record at Donington last month, Nicki also heads to Spa with momentum searching for Belgian success.
Mark Farmer #2
“Last year was a tricky one for us. We made it through turn one, lap one, before being pushed into the wall. The car then caught fire which ended our weekend prematurely. But we’re hoping to get a little closer to our 2016 performance when we were on the top step of the podium. The car is feeling good and should be well suited to Spa. It’s always a pleasure to visit such an iconic racetrack.”
Graham Davidson #47
“We’re still in it, which is a great feeling. The win at Donington keeps us right in the title hunt and the aim is to be the leading Aston Martin heading into the final stages of the season. We know it will be tough but I’m looking forward to returning to Spa where I won last year. We have the success penalty to deal with of course, but we’ll still be aiming high with the aim of being on the top step of the podium once again.”
In one of British GTs most intensely fought GT4 championships, TF Sport are poised to rank amongst the five different winners in six rounds.
Donington Park’s event was not an easy one for the GT4 of Patrick Kibble and Josh Price after falling victim to an early collision, the duo hope for better luck at Spa this weekend. Meanwhile, Ash Hand and Tom Canning wrapped up the last round in fourth place in class to take the maximum points without a resulting success penalty. The pairing are fourth in Silver Class and with all three title competitors taking success penalties into the weekend, Tom and Ash are hoping to make the most of the opportunity to move up in the championship classification.
All four drivers have been working tirelessly ahead of the fifth round in preparation for the event. Both cars remain in the top ten Silver Class standings, while Tom and Ash have elevated to fifth place in the overall GT4 standings. The team lie in fourth place in the teams’ championship with three rounds remaining.
Patrick Kibble #95
“I’m extremely excited to be heading to Spa-Francorchamps this week for my first ever race around the legendary circuit. I got my first taste of the track last week with the test and it was a sheer pleasure to drive. Some of the corners are extremely fast and you’re on the limit for most of the lap, which makes getting the perfect lap all the more difficult. I’m feeling confident as we’ve had a good start to the year, and we showed strong pace in the test. Once again, it’s going to be another new challenge for me but one I can’t wait to get underway.”
Tom Canning #97
“I’m really looking forward to the British GT race this weekend. Spa Francorchamps is the most exciting track to drive on the calendar and our Aston Martin Vantage has been strong in testing. I have high hopes heading into the weekend!”
TF Sport Director, Tom Ferrier
“Spa is a very important round for us in both classes, it could make or break our season. We are extremely focused on maximising the speed we have in the cars giving us a fighting chance in both championships going into the two last races.”