For the second round of the Blancpain GT Series and the GT Sports Club, teams and drivers gathered in the country of the home of motorsport, Britain. Racing here has always been highly special. Passion and expertise go hand in hand, and on the various British tracks it is not uncommon to see queues of fans with notebooks, photographs and books at hand waiting patiently for their turn to get an autograph from a driver, be they a famous ex-professional or a quiet gentleman who races for fun. This is without doubt an important aspect for those who race at the track or who work there. Enthusiasm, skill and passion are all elements that always seek to offer the best, both on track and in a bustling box.
ORIGINS. Brands Hatch is certainly at the heart of English people’s passion for motorsport. The name of the circuit comes from the archaic form “de Brondehach” which literally means entrance to the forest. It is without question a name that accurately describes the area surrounding the track, nestled in a beautiful forest in the town of Swanley in the county of Kent, one hour away from London. Of the many British motor racing circuits that have contributed to the writing of the history of international motorsport, Brands Hatch is certainly the most spectacular, and also the most technical, with its series of fast and off-camber sections and elevation changes that make it uniquely difficult, especially in wet conditions. This is a feature that drivers always appreciate, so much so that when the calendars of the various championships are published everyone eagerly looks out for the name of this British circuit.
RONNIE KESSEL (Team Principal): “It was an intense weekend that gave us great satisfaction with fantastic results in the various categories. But we won’t even have time to savour these victories because in a few days we will be back here in England at Silverstone, where the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series will take place, in which we won at Monza just a few weeks ago. It will be a great opportunity to prove ourselves in the PRO-AM class and to seek redemption in the Gentlemen where we were really unlucky at Monza. At the same time we will also be very busy in Monte Carlo with our Ensign-Ford in the Historic Grand Prix. It’s a new competition in uniquely delightful surroundings. It will once again be a really passionate and hard-working weekend, full of emotions”.