Wednesday, August 19, 2020

ISM drivers shine in weekend of GT racing

The Infinity Sports Management drivers celebrated another successful weekend (15/16 August) of competition, by claiming podiums in national and international GT championships.

Charlie Eastwood, fresh from a GT Open podium in Hungary, visited Belgium to race in the resumed FIA World Endurance Championship and the Total 6 Hours of Spa.

Competing in the LM GTE-AM class alongside Jonny Adam and Salih Yoluc, the TF Sport trio put in a convincing performance to finish the endurance event in an impressive third in class.

Qualifying sixth on the grid - after battling with the car balance - Sunday’s showdown was started behind the safety car in typical Spa-like wet conditions.

With excellent driving performances from Charlie and his team-mates and a well-executed strategy from the team, Charlie leaves Spa firmly in second-place in the overall championship standings.

In the UK, Jordan Collard was back competing with HHC Motorsport in the UK’s top GT series - British GT - and the 20-year-old came away with a third-place GT4S finish in Sunday’s 60-minute sprint race.

Teaming up with HHC Motorsport, Jordan and team-mate Patrik Matthiesen travelled to Donington Park to contest in the second round of the championship. Their first great result of the weekend came on Saturday when the duo locked out pole position for both of Sunday's races.

However, as race day struck the rain began to pour. As a result, Race 1 was started under the safety car. Despite the tough conditions, the pair tackled the slippery track well in their McLaren 570S GT4. A sixth-place finish was the result for Race 1 and Jordan built on the strong moment to convert this into a much deserved podium in Race 2.

Starting on wet tyres on a track that was quickly drying, Jordan and Patrik did their utmost to manage the temperature of their rubber. Against all odds, they held on and finished third in the GT4S class and made a trip to the rostrum for the second time in the 2020 British GT championship.