Spa 24: Graham Nash Motorsport preview

GNM SETS SIGHTS ON FIA GT PODIUM FINISH AT SPA British independent racing team Graham Nash Motorsport (GNM) is eager to build on an impressive fourth place on home soil at Donington - agonisingly close to a podium finish - by notching up a...

GNM SETS SIGHTS ON FIA GT PODIUM FINISH AT SPA

British independent racing team Graham Nash Motorsport (GNM) is eager to build on an impressive fourth place on home soil at Donington - agonisingly close to a podium finish - by notching up a top three result in this weekend's sixth round of the FIA GT Championship, the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa. The team plans to focus its efforts at Spa on a single Saleen S7-R car, featuring a four-driver line-up demanded by the endurance event of Erdos, Newton, Ramos and Chaves.

Said team manager Gordon Davies: "We are delighted with the result at Donington, which saw Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton secure our highest position of the season. Rapid Brazilian Tommy really pulled out all the stops as he charged up the field in the lead Saleen S7-R during the final third of the race for a nail biting finish. This is just a taster of things to come from GNM in the rest of what has so far proved to be an eventful season - a podium finish in Belgium is certainly a realistic goal.

"Endurance races are by their very nature unforgiving, pushing cars, drivers and everyone in the pits to the very limits and the Proximus 24 Hours of Spa this weekend will be no exception. There really is no margin for error when you consider that the on-track time at Spa is equivalent to running in eight normal rounds back-to-back!"

However GNM is confident that its recent experience at Le Mans, when a Saleen driven by an all FIA GT line-up of Erdos, Newton and Chaves was placed 6th in class, will give it a vital edge over much of the opposition, ensuring that it has everything in place to cope with what is undoubtedly a unique event in the FIA GT Championship calendar.

Comments Davies: "Our recent outing at Le Mans served as an invaluable dress rehearsal for Spa and we are certainly under no illusions about what is required to put in the sort of strong team effort, from start to finish, needed to add to our Championship tally."

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