Drivex heads to Spa-Francorchamps full of optimism for another double-header of International GT Open action. The Spain-based team is keen to repeat success in Belgium after two successful weekends in Estoril and Le Castellet.
There are novelties as Allam Khodair is back with Drivex to pair with Marcelo Hahn at the wheel of the Mercedes AMG GT3. The duo of Brazilian drivers clinched two Pro-Am class wins at Estoril and Paul Ricard, the latter with Hahn joining with Alan Hellmeister as the round clashed with Khodair’s racing commitments in Brazil. Therefore, Hahn sits third in the Drivers’ Championship on 22 points, eight points behind leaders Fabrizio Crestani and Miguel Ramos.
Spa-Francorchamps brings back nice memories as Hahn and Khodair already stepped onto the podium on their maiden season in the International GT Open. With much more experience under their belt, they both will be strong contenders for podium despite handicap following their most recent win.
Both races will take place on Saturday at 15.15 (CET) and Sunday at 14.30 (CET) consisting of 70 minutes and 60 minutes of close action. They will be broadcasted live on YouTube.
Marcelo Hahn: “We feel confident for next weekend. After our win at Paul Ricard a few weeks ago, we know we will able to continue fighting for podium and keep pushing for title. Spa and Paul Ricard have some similar features with long straights, so we know the Drivex Mercedes is ready for this challenge. Besides, we love this historic venue and we would be delighted claiming win there because it should be a unique experience.”
Allam Khodair: “We have big expectations for the races ahead because we almost scored a win in race 2 last year after a podium finish the previous day. But a yellow flag ruined our chances. It’s why I have no doubts our car will be competitive at Spa and hopefully we will be in triumph contention.”
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