TF Sport | TF Sport opens International GT Open wins account at home

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Salih Yoluc and Euan Hankey rewarded TF Sport with a maiden International GT Open victory at home on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit at the weekend (23-24 July).

The official Aston Martin Racing Partner Team, already a winner and title contender in the British GT Championship and Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup, has been a threat for race wins since the very beginning of the 2016 season and finally concluded a frustrating run of misfortune that has featured crashes and underwhelming performances in adverse weather.

TF Sport is the seventh different winner in this year’s series, which has consistently served up enthralling, drama-filled races and the Silverstone weekend provided just as much incident and intrigue as the rest.

Contact and a spin would resign TF Sport to the back of the field in Saturday’s (23 July) race, but fortunes would change on Sunday (24 July).

Yoluc qualified the #34 Aston Martin V12 Vantage third, behind the FF Corse Ferrari of Jamie Stanley and the #1 BMW Team Teo Martin M6 of Pieter Schothorst, but Hankey would take second at the start and chase the poleman hard during the opening few tours of the 3.66mile circuit.

Stanley resisted Hankey and built a lead of four seconds before the driver changes, but a swift turnaround by the TF Sport crew saw the #34 entry emerge from pit lane in the lead with an extended seven-second advantage over the FF Corse Ferrari.

Determined to seal his maiden International GT Open win, Yoluc put the hammer down and received the chequered flag with a convincing margin of 27 seconds, to the delight of everybody involved with the team.

TF Sport Director, Tom Ferrier, said: “Generally, it was an amazing job by everyone involved. We knew we had a result in us after the last round at Circuit Paul Ricard and Salih (Yoluc) and Euan (Hankey) delivered. The Aston Martin and the team look really strong going into the second half of the year and that is what we need to win championships.”

The 2016 International GT Open resumes at the Red Bull Ring in Austria’s Styrian Alps on 10-11 September.

Source material - TF Sport

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