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Quinta, 02 Agosto 2018 19:00 | Actualizado em Segunda, 14 Junho 2021 08:38

TF Sport aim to bounce back with British GT victory at Brands Hatch


With 37.5 points available for the win this weekend (4-5 August) at Brands Hatch for round eight of the British GT Championship, it’s a crucial weekend for TF Sport in their bid to claim a second drivers’ title in three years.

After being taken out at the start in the last race at Spa-Francorchamps, Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim are third in the standings with 98.5 points, 17.5 behind the championship leader. Having finished third on the road at the same event, only to suffer a post-race penalty, Derek Johnston and Marco Sørensen are fifth in the standings with 88 points.
Mark and Nicki have won at Silverstone and Snetterton, while Derek and Marco also scored victory at the double header at the latter, underlining the pace the team enjoy in the championship. In terms of the teams’ championship, TF Sport retain the lead with 189.5 points, 29.5 clear of their nearest rival with just two rounds remaining.
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director 
“The aim all season has to be in a position to win both championships heading into the final round at Donington Park. We’re in the hunt with both the #11 and #17, so we need solid points from Brands Hatch this weekend. We should be alright at Brands, and Donington is obviously always strong for us, so everything crossed for a good result.”
Mark Farmer #11
"We had pace and an opportunity to haul some good points at Spa. Sadly, it didn't work out due to the big incident on lap one. Fortunately, our rivals didn't capitalise as well as they could have, so we are in with a good shout. Last season we were P2 at Brands and P2 from pole at Donnington. Thanks to TF Sport we have a good car underneath us, so we have the equipment and the pace. Let's see what happens."
Derek Johnston #17
“I like Brands, we won there in 2016 and we were fourth last year which was actually what I wanted as it meant I could go into the final round at Donington without any success penalties. Winning at Donington is very hard with a success penalty. I have done it in 2016 but it’s really hard to do.”
Marco Sørensen #17
“I raced at Brands Hatch back in the day in single seaters, so I know the track reasonably well. Obviously I’ve not raced the circuit in British GT equipment, but that’s not an issue as most people can’t test on the longer circuit anyway. I’m looking forward to Brands Hatch and after not the best weekend at Spa, we’re aiming to get back on the top step of the podium.”

2018 TF Sport Calendar

  • 2 April BGT R1&2 Oulton Park
  • 6 April WEC Prologue
  • 22 April BEC Monza 
  • 29 April BGT R3 Rockingham
  • 5 May WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
  • 13 May BEC Silverstone
  • 27 May BGT R4&5 Snetterton
  • 3 June BEC 1000km Paul Ricard
  • 9 June BGT R6 Silverstone 500 
  • 16/17 June 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 22 July BGT R7 Spa-Francorchamps
  • 28/29 July Spa 24 Hours
  • 5 August BGT R8 Brands Hatch
  • 19 August WEC 6 Hours of Silverstone
  • 23 September BGT R9 Donington Park 
  • 30 September BEC Barcelona Speedfest
  • 21 October WEC 6 Hours of Fuji
  • 18 November WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai

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