It’s a busy time of the year for Salih Yoluc who heads to Paul Ricard next week (31 May – 1 June) to complete in the third round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup where he’s a strong second in the Pro-Am standings.
From there the Turkish racer heads straight to Le Mans for the official test and then it’s the buildup to the biggest race of the season – the 24 Hours of Le Mans - and the conclusion of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season.
The Blancpain GT programme has been successful so far this year for Salih and his Oman Racing with TF Sport teammates, with a fine third position at Monza - after two successive punctures denied the opportunity of the win – and from there he travelled to Silverstone to secure the runner-up position.
As a result, Salih is just two points behind the championship leader, but crucially, has the pace to challenge for podiums and wins over the remainder of the season.
“It will be a busy few weeks for me but I’m looking forward to racing at Paul Ricard and then going to Le Mans,” Salih said. “We had this race won last year with RAM Racing, but an engine failure ended our race early. We really should have won that. I’m hoping we have better luck this year an I’m looking forward to racing with Ahmad and Charlie again.”
Salih and the team tested extensively at the French F1 venue earlier in the year with the new Vantage GT3 and this gives him confidence heading into Saturday’s six-hour race.
“The test went really well, we completed a lot of laps,” he said. “This should put us in a strong position this weekend and we expect to be going for the win and with that, the lead in the Championship ahead of Spa 24.”