Matty Graham hoping Spa plays to the advantage of their Vantage!

Monday, July 04, 2016

Macmillan Racing’s Matty Graham insists his team should feel confident ahead of this weekend’s British GT meeting at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, on a circuit he expects to play to the strengths of his Aston Martin V8 Vantage.

Having shown excellent pace in recent races, Graham also believes Saturday’s two hour endurance race around the classic track can yield a strong result for the team and reward their continued efforts and improvements.

Graham said: “It’s been four long weeks since Silverstone and I can’t wait to be back out this weekend, especially going to Spa which is a really special track. I think if you ask every driver on the grid they will all say the same, that it is a big one.

“It has so much history to it and is a real driver’s track and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do. The Aston should go well at Spa, it’s got everything you need for it and it suits the longer straights and fast flowing corners so I’ve quite a lot of confidence coming into the weekend and seeing if we can get a really strong result. As a team, we have been getting stronger and stronger as the season has gone on but we’ve yet to really have a clean weekend without either mechanical issues or mistakes like mine at Silverstone and make the most of the work we’ve all been putting in"

With weather an ever present factor at the circuit nestled within the Ardennes forests, it is another variable that may have to be overcome on Saturday, but not one that brings any additional trepidation for the 20 year old.

He added: “The weather can be really unpredictable and there is always the chance of downpour at some point, but we coped with that fairly well at Silverstone, especially towards the end when our pace was really good.

“Our engineer Pete Weston made some great calls in getting us onto the right tyre for the conditions all afternoon and if a similar case happens at Spa, I think we’re well equipped to handle it.”

Source material - Graham PR
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