Welcome back to the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Series racing at Brands Hatch this weekend

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Incredible to think that it was two years ago since we saw the two R-Motorsport Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3’s race around the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch at the last round of the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup Series to have visited the UK.

Even taking a year out for COVID and then a delayed attendance this year for the same reason, that is still a long time to be without any high class European based GT racing within our shores, so this weekend’s twenty-nine car entry is certainly more than welcome back.

With both a Pro and Silver Cup entry from the Swiss team back then, this time we again have both a Pro-Am and Silver Cup entry from the UK based Garage 59 team after something of mixed bag for the team last time out in the Sprint Cup at Misano in Italy at the start of July when the #188 Pro-Am car of Alex West and Jonny Adam bagged a double podium with a P2 and then P1 class finish respectively in the two races.

That was followed by with firstly a DNF after contact in the first race for drivers Tuomas Tujula and Nicolai Kjaergaard before they collected themselves back together for a P5 class finish in race 2.

Since then, the team were of course involved at another eventful Spa 24 which started with Adam missing out completely have tested positive for COVID after the British Grand Prix. Although his #188 car ultimately retired from the race with technical issues, his omission from the results now sees West head the Pro-Am Drivers table alone, some ten points ahead of Adam in third!! A similar issue with the #159 car sees Kjaergaard head the cars crew in P15 with Tujula in P19 after omissions at the start of the year.

With all still to race for, this weekend’s event will feature two – one-hour races (both on Sunday) with track action not starting until the first Free Practice session for Bronze and Silver ranked drivers on Saturday morning.

Photo credits – GTWCE / Garage 59

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