Busy weekend for Bert Longin and Anthony Kumpen. HASSELT. This weekend the Belgian GT Championship comes to an end. Together with the last but one round of the FIA GT Championship, the Belgian series will arrive in Zolder, Belgium. Bert...
Busy weekend for Bert Longin and Anthony Kumpen.
HASSELT. This weekend the Belgian GT Championship comes to an end. Together with the last but one round of the FIA GT Championship, the Belgian series will arrive in Zolder, Belgium. Bert Longin and Anthony Kumpen will race in both series.
With two one-hour races in the BGT and a two-hour round of the FIA GT, the upcoming weekend promises to be very intense. It's obvious that the physical and mental preparation for the weekend has to be perfect. And as if the motor racing isn't enough, both drivers will also participate in a bicycle race between the regular FIA GT drivers. We focus on their program in detail:
"We start the weekend with two free practice sessions of 50 minutes for the Belgian GT Championship", says Anthony Kumpen. "Right after the racing, there will be bicycle race on the racetrack of Zolder. The FIA GT teams will compete against eachother on bikes instead of cars."
"Saturday will be very busy", continues Bert Longin. "We start with two driver briefings and right after, there will be the first of two 80-minute free practice sessions for the FIA GT. By the end of the day, we will compete in two qualifying sessions as well. The FIA GT qualifying lasts for 15 minutes, while the BGT will do it with two 25-minute sessions." "Sunday will be the highlight of the weekend, with two one-hour races in the BGT and a two-hour round of the FIA GT. It is the last European round of the FIA GT and that's important, especially as it takes place at our home track. I think everybody will understand that we want to perform as good as possible, especially in a season that has been very difficult for us."
"Indeed", agrees Anthony Kumpen. "But we can't change the past. We have to do whatever is possible to get a podium finish, certainly with all the fans coming to see and support us."
"Last year we finished on the podium and that's indeed where we want to be again on Sunday", tells a combative Bert Longin. "But it will be a hard weekend and we'll have to change our driver attitude regularly as we switch from the Saleen in FIA GT to the Mosler in BGT. But we'll enjoy it!"