SOLIHULL’s Mark Kimber is set to tear up the Silverstone track this weekend, when he races in the latest round of the British GT Championship.
The Century Motorsport driver will be taking on a new challenge, entirely different to the one-hour sprints that he has taken part in at Oulton Park and Snetterton, as a three-hour endurance test awaits him at the world-renowned circuit.
With co-driver Jacob Mathiassen in tow, Kimber is excited about taking to the Silverstone track for the first time in a competitive race – after picking up good pace during a track day earlier in the year.
“It was good to be able to get a feel of the track – it’s probably one of my favourites this season along with Donington Park,” he said.
“It’s a lot wider than a lot of the other English circuits and that means overtaking shouldn’t be as hard as it has been on the narrower tracks we’ve had so far.”
He admits that he will be targetting finishing higher up the rankings, not only due to his own capabilities, but those of the BMW – which he believes is well suited to the circuit.
“We were fastest through the speed traps at Snetterton, and that pace should continue at Silverstone which features high-speed corners leading onto relatively long straights.
“The BMW has also proved to be kind on its tyres as well, and that opens up a number of different strategy options for the team, so I’m sure we’ll be running at the sharp-end of the field on Sunday.”