Newbridge Motorsport will be looking to consolidate its position as a frontrunner in all championships entered this season when it returns to the East Midland’s Donington Park circuit for the second time in as many weeks for the third instalment of the Endurance Racing Series (ERS) (1 August).
The Milton Keynes-based Newbridge Motorsport team maintained its run of podium finishes in the MSA British Dunlop Endurance Championship last weekend and its focus now turns to Round 3 of the newly-inaugurated ERS at Donington Park, where it will be looking to replicate the second place overall and class win Guillaume Gruchet achieved last time out at Rockingham Motor Speedway, as well as further Team BRIT (British Injured Racing Troops) endurance racing knowledge.
Contesting this weekend’s three-hour endurance event single-handedly, Gruchet is determined to maintain his current podium scoring form against an array of powerful racing machinery, including the latest entrant in another Porsche 997 GT3.
This weekend’s event will also see Team BRIT return to the ERS for its longest race to date after recording a class victory in the season opener with Mark Allen returning to the fray alongside Danny Holland in the Newbridge Motorsport-prepared Volkswagen Golf that boasts bespoke hand controls.
Newbridge Motorsport Team Principal, Richard Tovey, said: “The plan for this weekend is to keep our podium scoring momentum for both Guillaume (Gruchet) and Team BRIT, as we will be up against some very stiff competition. It will be only the second outing for Team BRIT using the steering wheel-mounted hand controls and it will be a tough ordeal, as it’s going to the their longest race to date. It will just be Mark (Allen) and Danny (Holland), but I believe they have the experience and knowledge to compete at the sharp end.
“It should be a very competitive weekend for Guillaume, who will be up against some very high calibre competition in the form of a similar specification Porsche 997 and the addition of a few Ferraris. He’s certainly got his work cut out, but it should be another great weekend in which we will hopefully maintain our run of podiums in 2015.”
Qualifying for Round 3 of the Endurance Racing Series (ERS) will be held at 09.55 on Sunday (2 August), with the headlining three-hour race later that same day at 12.15.
Newbridge Motorsport is excited about the prospect of welcoming new drivers to the fold as the team takes its next step on the road to Le Mans, with LMP3 seats still available and the possibility of fielding a two-car assault on the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
Parties interested in Newbridge Motorsport’s European Le Mans Series (ELMS) campaign should contact Richard Tovey:
Phone – +44 (0) 1296 682652
Mobile – +44 (0) 7795 421611
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