Andrew Watson is aiming for a strong fight back at this weekend’s 6 Hours of Monza, following D’station Racing’s cruel retirement last time out in Portugal.
After an excellent point-scoring start to the season in Belgium, Andrew and the #777 D’station Racing team were dealt a cruel blow in Portugal when they were forced to retire the car after being caught up in a collision.
This weekend, the team plan to put that result behind them and get back on track with another strong showing at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
At the wheel of the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GTE, Andrew will race around some of the most iconic corners in motorsport, such as the high-speed Variante Ascari chicane and the sweeping Parabolica. No stranger to success at the Italian circuit, Andrew will use his podium-scoring experience of the track from his most recent visit during his 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance campaign, also in Aston Martin machinery.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out on track,” Andrew said. “We never really got going in Portugal so our main goal is to make up for it this weekend. I really enjoy coming to Monza, it’s fast and unforgiving so it’s a real racer’s track. I think we can go quite well here - we've had some strong pace so far this season, we just need luck on our side as well. Points are our aim so we’ll be giving it our all to make sure we get some.”
Andrew’s weekend will begin with the first Free Practice session of the weekend at 15:30 (14:30 BST) on Friday afternoon, followed by two further practice sessions at 09:30 (08:30) and 14:00 (13:00) on Saturday. Qualifying for the six-hour race will take place on Saturday evening at 18:00 (17:00) followed by the main event itself on Sunday afternoon from 12:00 (11:00).
To follow the action, viewers in the UK can tune into Eurosport throughout the weekend as well as the official FIA WEC app. Further live timing can be found on the FIA WEC website.