Bullitt Racing has enjoyed the long summer break since the last round at Monza but is now itching to get back on track. Next week, the Le Mans Cup heads to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for the fifth round of the championship.
17 points separate the #99 Aston Martin Vantage from the championship lead with a maximum of 52 points left to try and secure over the reaming two rounds. This means it is even more important for the Bullitt Racing duo of Stephen Pattrick and Valentin Hasse-Clot to finish ahead of the title-leading #55 GMB Motorsport pairing.
The circuit has been kind to the team in the past and is the scene of the team’s first race victory back in 2017. More recently, the team tested at the Belgian Grand Prix venue earlier in the season and believe they have a good baseline setup to use as a starting point in Thursday’s testing.
With podiums at Paul Ricard, Imola, Road to Le Mans and admittedly, a rather fortuitous one at Monza, Bullitt Racing has a clear target for the two remaining rounds this year, starting with a race victory at Spa Francorchamps.
Free practice gets underway at 10:30 on Friday 23rd September, with a bronze session at 14:05 for Stephen later the same day. 16:55 sees the third practice session ahead of Saturday’s qualification and race at 12:30 and 16:05 respectively.
“I can’t wait to get back with the team after the long summer break. Monza was bittersweet as we loved the venue, but we had a tough race. This gives us even more motivation for Spa. We must finish ahead of our main competitor to keep our title chances alive. This leaves room for only one strategy, and Spa will be a turning point in our championship fight!”
“It’s now five years ago that I won my first GT race, and it came at Spa in the GT4 car. We all have fond memories of that and now we head back to Spa for the European Le Mans Series in the same frame of mind, the winning mentality. We remain cool, confident and we can’t wait to get on track.”
Steffan Pattrick, Team Manager
“Spa has a special significance to us, being the venue of our very first victory as Bullitt Racing, back in 2017. This year, we have had several podiums already, but we really want to win, and we arrive with plenty of experience and energy after the summer break. It’s been good for everyone to recharge, but we remain hungry and aware that race day Saturday is very important.”