Strong return to British GT for TF Sport

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Multiple British GT champions TF Sport, made their series return last weekend at the championship’s blue riband event, the Silverstone 500. Giacomo Petrobelli and Charlie Eastwood narrowly missed out on a podium finish and scored a closely fought fourth, with Bonamy Grimes and Marco Sørensen taking a strong seventh place.

The duo kickstarted the weekend by running in the top three during free practice and this pace continued into qualifying for the #38 of Petrobelli and Eastwood. The pairing’s aggregate time was good enough for a front row starting spot, however an on-track infringement from Giacomo meant they would start the three-hour race from P4.

Bonamy’s session wasn’t so fruitful, as the Am was unable to get a clean lap in #95, which didn’t reflect his true pace and despite Sørensen’s best efforts, the #95 placed tenth in Pro Am.

A clean start by both Bronze drivers saw them soon progress up the order and with Petrobelli regularly running as the fastest driver on track during his stint, he was soon into second position before handing over to Eastwood.

Some contact to the #95’s door, from the Team Parker Porsche before his stop, delayed Grimes’ in exiting his Vantage and added extra time in the pits. But Sørensen was soon on a mission to make up the lost track positions and enjoyed a long first stint, ultimately getting the Aston up to fifth before handing back to Bonamy.

Although a great strategy was executed by the team, and the drivers stints were flawless, the pace of the leaders was something Eastwood and Petrobelli couldn’t overcome, and took the flag in fourth, with the sister car following in seventh.

The team will .return to the championship again during the 2021 season, with details to be announced soon

Source material - TF Sport
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