For Jetstream Motorsport, victory is the only objective for the British GT Championship’s annual ‘flyaway’ at Belgium’s iconic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (21-22 July).
The 2018 British GT season resumes after a six-week summer hiatus, during which Aberdeen’s Graham Davidson took Jetstream Motorsport to an emphatic race win against a star-studded entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans-supporting Aston Martin Racing Festival.
Jetstream Motorsport – an official Aston Martin Racing Partner Team – has been something of a revelation, upsetting the established order by threatening for race wins from the very beginning of its maiden British GT campaign at Oulton Park in April.
The second place achieved at Snetterton in May remains the highlight of a giant-killing start to the 2018 season, which has featured dogged drives through the super-competitive Britiish GT field by both Davidson and Pro teammate Maxime Martin.
However, breaking its race wins duck is at the top of Jetstream Motorsport’s agenda for the British GT Championship’s annual ‘flyaway’ at Belgium’s legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, where last year Davidson took a second place and a win on his way to the GT Cup title, and in 2016 Martin raced to a prestigious and coveted victory in the infamous 24 Hours of Spa.
Unlike those at the very top of the championship standings, Jetstream Motorsport will be free of pit stop penalties for this weekend’s two-hour sprint through the Ardennes Forest, therefore Davidson and Belgian ace Martin feel they have a fantastic opportunity to seal a breakthrough win.
“We came so close to winning on more than one occasion during the first half of the season, but that has only made us more determined,” said Davidson. “We then went on to win the Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans, proving that we have always been capable of reaching the top step of the British GT podium, and I couldn’t be more driven to break Jetstream Motorsport’s duck as a result. Achieving that at another iconic circuit like Spa would make it extra satisfying. Max has a really impressive record there, having previously won the 24 Hours of Spa, and I saw success in the GT Cup, so we must shoot for first place in Sunday’s race to improve our championship position.”
A pair of British GT Championship free practice sessions are scheduled for 9.00 and 11.30, with qualifying from 14.30 on Saturday (21 June) and the headlining two-hour race at 13.40 the following afternoon (Sunday 22 July).