Brundle produces fine performance at Monza in GT Series Endurance Cup
PUBLISHED: 06:02 26 April 2018
Alex Brundle started his first Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup assault with an impressive mid race performance which saw the R Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage up to fourth place at one point at the historic Monza Circuit.
Brundle was sharing the driving duties with Marvin Kirchhöfer and works Aston Martin driver Maxime Martin in the Italian race in which the team qualified in a combined 12th place in a field of 53.
The King’s Lynn racer took the middle stint in the three-hour event and at the two-hour mark was up to fourth place, with the #62 car, having been in seventh place after the first 60 minutes.
“Just over an hour left, great stint by Alex Brundle up to P4 in the #62 as we approach final round of driver changes,” tweeted Jota Sport who runs the pair of R Motorsport Aston Martins.
However, as the driver changes played out, with Martin taking the last stint, the #62 Aston Martin dropped down the race order finishing in ninth place on the road and eighth in the main category.
“Really learned loads at my first Blancpain GT Series race since a one off run at the Spa 24 back in 2013,” admitted Brundle. “Fun stint, picking up some positions. Nice to come home in the points in P8 of the Pro Class. Always a pleasure to work with R Motorsport.”
Brundle’s next race will be in the World Endurance Championship opening round at Spa-Francorchamps, in Belglum, when the King’s Lynn racer will join the ranks of the LMP1 contenders, the premium category in the series. The local ace has long been one of the top drivers in the junior P2 class for the sports prototypes but has, for the 2018 Superseason, secured a seat in one of the CEFC Manor TRS Racing Ginetta G60-LT-P1’s.
“I would like to thank CEFC TRSM Racing for this opportunity and it is great to work with TRS again,” enthused Brundle of the announcement.
“I have been lucky enough to enjoy success at the highest level in LMP2 cars, both at Le Mans and in the WEC, so I feel ready and excited to make the natural progression to LMP1.”
“I can’t wait to experience the extra power and grip of the top endurance class for the new WEC Superseason.”