The GT World Challenge Europe arrives in Valencia in Spain this weekend for the final round of the Sprint Cup portion of the season. Garage 59 currently sits in second place in the Pro-Am teams’ and drivers’ standings but it will take a dramatic result to overhaul the leaders.
Alexander West and Jonny Adam are fully focused on winning both of the one-hour races in order to maximise their points haul. After that it is out of their hands as the championship result will depend on what happens to the current leaders, Barwell Motorsport.
“We have to go maximum attack this weekend,” said Adam. “We need to go out there and put the pressure on Barwell and take as many points off them as we can. This is a new circuit for the championship but on paper it should suit the Aston Martin Vantage. It’s a bike circuit, like Misano, and we ran well there. We really want to finish the Sprint Cup season with a couple of strong results, then we will see what that does in terms of the championship.
“Sprint Cup was a new addition to our programme this year,” he continued. “The sprint racing has really brought Alex on as he is up against fast amateurs in this series. He gets stronger every race so I’m looking forward this weekend. Let’s see if we can finish on the top step.”
Nicolai Kjærgaard and Tuomas Tujula are not in contention for the Silver class title but they are heading into the final Sprint Cup round with a renewed determination to take a podium finish for the #159 Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
“Heading to the final Sprint Cup round and looking back on the season you can see that we have all the pieces of the puzzle,” said Tujula. “I’m one hundred percent sure that if we can just put them all together, there is no reason we can’t fight for a class podium and end the season on a high note!”
The pair of one-hour Sprint Cup races will take place on Sunday 26 September at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, starting at starting at 10:00 and 14:45 CEST respectively.