Bullitt Racing will get back on the metaphorical saddle as the Michelin Le Mans Cup heads to Portugal for the final round of the season. The team was left disappointed last month in Belgium, with the #99 Aston Martin Vantage unable to take the race start. This sadly brought to an end an exciting championship battle that had driven the team all season long.

Having secured podium positions at Imola, Road to Le Mans and Monza, the Spanish-based squad has secured 60 championship points and is currently fourth in the GT3 standings. A strong end to the season is the objective, not just for the championship, but also for the team morale heading into the winter season.

Stephen Patrick and Valentin Haase-Clot team up once again in the black and red Vantage GT3 for Portimao, an undulating and demanding 4.684km circuit which is practically the home venue for the Spanish-based squad. 

Thursday is given over to testing with Friday the official practice day. Saturday brings qualifying while the 110-minute race takes place Sunday at 10:00.
Steffan Pattrick, Team Manager
“Coming off the back of a disappointing result at Spa Francorchamps, which ended our championship hopes, we head to Portimao with the same aim that we have had all season, and that is a winning attitude.

“We’re still chasing our first win, and there is no better place to conclude the season than Portimao, a venue that is close to our base. We will aim high and a podium there will be uplifting for the team.

“We started the season in a competitive position, right out of the gate, and we have improved as a team, but there are always circumstances out of your control in motorsport. Things can happen and we have had our fair share of misfortune, but we all learn from each experience – both team and drivers – and it makes us hungrier for next year.
“We know that we are quick, know we can win, we just need to set the car up in a way that allows us to do so, but we’re looking forward to this final round and intend to end the year in style.”
Valentin Haase-Clot
“The Spa round didn’t go as hoped, that’s for sure and we are no longer in contention for the title.  We, therefore, have no particular expectations for Portimao.  It’s the team’s home race, so we’re just aiming to have fun and enjoy our last dance of the season.”