Imola: Jamie Derbyshire preview

Northamptonshire sportscar ace Jamie Derbyshire heads to the Imola circuit in Italy this weekend for the latest round of the FIA GT Championship. The Spirit Volkswagen Fleet Sales backed racer will be stepping into the unknown on another track he...

Northamptonshire sportscar ace Jamie Derbyshire heads to the Imola circuit in Italy this weekend for the latest round of the FIA GT Championship. The Spirit Volkswagen Fleet Sales backed racer will be stepping into the unknown on another track he has never raced at before.

The challenging Grand Prix venue will play host to a full grid of GT car and Derbyshire is hoping for a good result as the FIA GT season heads towards its conclusion.

"Imola is another circuit that I haven't raced on before, so I'm not too sure what to expect," said Jamie. "It should suit the Lister Storm though, as the car is fully developed and we should be able to get a really good set-up around there, which should help us throughout the race weekend," he added.

It has been a long wait since he last drove the Storm in anger, at the Spa 24 hour race at the end of July. However, Derbyshire is fired up and can't wait to get back in the cockpit against the rest of the FIA GT grid.

"Ideally we are looking to get onto the podium at Imola," he said. "We've been close so many times this year and we had such bad luck at Spa when we had the pace and team to take the win. The whole squad will certainly be trying hard to make an impression at the weekend," he added,

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Jamie Derbyshire