Andy Priaulx Heads To Belgium For Penultimate Race Of FIA WEC Super Season
The end of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season is approaching fast, but first Andy Priaulx and the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team have to visit Spa-Franchorchamps for the penultimate race on the calendar. The iconic Belgium circuit is one of only two that the teams will race on twice in this season – the other is Le Mans. It is difficult to find a driver who doesn’t enjoy racing there, and Andy is certainly a big fan of the track as he explained: “This is a race that I always look forward to and love the feeling when I take the Ford GT car out for the first time. It is long and tough, but has such an amazing flow to it. When you put in a good lap there is always a great sense of achievement.“ Andy and Harry Tincknell will be sharing the number 67 Ford GT and, as usual, will be up against the tough competition from Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche in the ten-strong LMGTE Pro class. However, they head into the weekend buoyed by a podium in the last race in Sebring and it was a confident triple world champion who was looking forward to the race: “I am in a confident mood ahead of this race as I know our car can do well there. Finishing third in Sebring, which was a very tricky race, was good but we definitely have our sights set on a couple of places higher on the podium this coming weekend.” The weekend's action on the 7.004 Kilometre (4.352 mile) circuit starts on Thursday, 2nd May with FP1 from 12.00 to 13.30 and then FP2 is from 16.25 to 17.55. On Friday FP3 is from 11.00 to 12.00 and then qualifying for the LMPGTE Pro class is later that day from 15.00 to 15.25. The six hour race starts on the 4th May at 13.30 and ends at 19.30. All these times are local and an hour ahead of BST. The next round of the WEC will be the Le Mans 24 Hours on the 15th/16th June.
Image from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.