TF Sport heads stateside, all set for first race at COTA
It’s game on for TF Sport heading to Austin, Texas for the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, The Lone Star Le Mans.
Two victories (Japan and China) from three starts put the team to the head of the championship late last year, but a rare engine issue in Bahrain dropped Salih Yoluç, Jonny Adam and Charlie Eastwood to fourth position in the standings, albeit just 15 points shy of the title lead.
The trio team up once again in the #90 Aston Martin Vantage GTE and heading to the US for the second time in the team’s short history. Despite a lack of testing opportunities, the team arrive in Texas confident of its chances of victory, not just through the proven speed of both the package and drivers, but also because success ballast has been reduced to the base 15 kilos.
While the Circuit of the Americas is new to Charlie and Salih, Jonny has raced there in 2015 with Aston Martin Racing. The circuit will be familiar, but for the 2020 round of the Championship, the notorious bumps have been removed, meaning one less factor for the team to have to take into account at this new venue.
The race weekend takes an unusually compressed format with two practice sessions on the Saturday and the 6 Hours of COTA Sunday 23 February from 12 Noon CST.