Irish racing driver, Matt Griffin, heads to Spa, Belgium this coming weekend for the 2nd round of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Griffin and regular team mate Duncan Cameron will be joined by 2007 British GT Champion, Alex Mortimer for this prominent race event. The trio will also be joining forces for the famous Le Mans 24 hour, held in June, and so are using this event as a warm up.
This is not the first time the teammates have competed together; in 2013 they took the class win at the 24 hours of Spa. The boys team up with the prestigious AF Corse team, piloting the number 55 Ferrari 458 GTE on Michelin tyres.
“For us as a team, this race is the perfect opportunity to prepare for Le Mans. We will use the same car at Spa and Le Mans and will be using Michelin tyres so for Duncan and Alex, who are making their WEC debuts, it will be good experience. In saying that I know AF Corse will give us a very fast car so the goal will always be to get a result. I think we will be very competitive and feel that we will be in with good shot of a podium or maybe better. Spa is a track that we all know very well especially after the 3 of us stood on the top step of the 24hrs of Spa podium”, explained Griffin.
The event at Spa will be the 14th WEC race that the Cork based driver has competed in, out of those 14 races the GT ace has had 4 podium finishes, including coming 3rd in class in the 2013 24 hours of Le Mans.
“I have been lucky enough to compete in the FIA World endurance Championship since 2012 and I am looking forward to joining the championship again for round 2 in Spa. It is a proper world championship and competition is fierce, as a driver it doesn’t get any better than the WEC”.
It has been a busy start to the season for Griffin and is set to get busier. Griffin was at Paul Ricard, France last weekend for the 1st round of the International GT Open. He came away with a pair of 5th places; he will now race every weekend bar one, until August 2015 including the 24hr of Le Mans, 24hr of Spa and 2 races in Japan.
“I am having a super busy, but successful season so far. The next few weeks will be very demanding but I really feel on the top of my game and I look forward to the challenges that lay ahead in the coming weeks.”
The popular event starts on Thursday 30th April, with free practise. Qualifying is at18.00 CET on Friday 1st May 2015 and the 6 hour race commences on Saturday 2ndMay 2015 at 14.30 CET. Motors TV will be showing the event live from 13.00 GMT on Saturday 2nd May 2015.