Matt Griffin is in Monza, Italy for round 2 of the European Le Mans Series this weekend where he is aiming for a 3rd consecutive podium.
Griffin will race with the Spirit of Race team driving the number 55 Ferrari 488 GTE with teammates Duncan Cameron and Aaron Scott. The trio finished third in the 1st round of the European Le mans Series, held at Silverstone on Easter weekend.
“We had a solid if unspectacular 1st round of the ELMS at Silverstone where we finished 4th. There were just a few things that didn’t go out way, but all three of us were really fast and I’m confident we can bring that speed this weekend” Matt explained.
In the past the Italian round of the European Le Mans Series Championship has been held at Imola circuit but this year the iconic circuit of Monza is hosting the Italian round.
Monza has been a very successful track for the Irishman in the past and Griffin took his I took his first victory there in a Ferrari, in 2008 while competing in the International GT Open.
“Monza is one the greatest Motorsport venue’s in the world and it’s amazing to race a Ferrari around the hallowed ground. It’s also been a great track for me in the past where I have won a lot. While I have never raced with Aaron Scott at Monza Duncan and I have raced a lot there and had some mega results” Matt enthused.
The Cork based driver has been super busy so far this year and this weekend will be his 9th race start of 2017. The 2017 season has got off to a great start has been very successful including a win in the 1st round of the WEC and a podium at the last British GT race.
Matt continues, “things have been going very well so far this year and I’m hoping to add a podium this weekend after continuing the podium streak in the World Endurance Championship at Spa last week. We have all the ingredients but the competition in the ELMS will be fierce.”
The weekend kicks off with a free practice session on Friday 12th May 2017. There will be a 2nd free practice session on Saturday 13th May 2017 and followed by qualifying for LMGTE at 13.15 CET. The 4 hour race begins at 13.30 CET on Sunday 14th May 2017.
Motors TV will have delayed coverage of the race at 18.30 GMT, Live timing and more information can be found at http://www.europeanlemansseries.com.