Andrew Watson will resume his Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup duties this weekend as he teams back up with 3Y Technology team in the BMW M6 GT3 for the fourth round of the Sprint Cup at the Hungaroring, Hungary.
Currently 3rd in the Sprint Cup Silver Cup standings, Andrew and his teammate, Lukas Moraes, have enjoyed a successful campaign with the pair taking victory in class at Andrew’s home race at Brands Hatch in May and collecting four more strong points finishes. This consistency means they stand in 3rd place in their class heading to the Hungaroring with 39 points and just 3.5 points behind second place.
“So far, the season has been really positive. Victory at Brands was obviously the highlight but the car has been very consistent in the other races and that leaves us in a good position heading into the final two Sprint Cup races of the season. We are only a few points behind second place in the Silver Cup standings so the objective is to try and move up the order!”
This weekend will mark Andrew’s second trip to the Hungaroring after making his first trip to the circuit in last year’s campaign with Strakka Racing in the McLaren 650s GT3. Tight, slow and narrow, overtaking has always proved a challenge at the track, so emphasis on a strong qualifying performance becomes all the more important to the result in the races.
“I really like the Hungaroring, it’s a real driver’s track and one that is extremely satisfying to drive when you hook up all your sectors. Overtaking is difficult here, with only one or two real places to get moves done cleanly, so qualifying will be important and that’s an area I feel I’ve been really strong this season.”
The weekend starts with the first free practice session on Friday morning at 10:10 (BST). The weekend’s all-important qualifying gets underway on Saturday morning at 08:40, followed by the first hour-long race of the weekend at 13:45. The final race of the weekend will take place on Sunday afternoon, with lights out in Budapest at 14:30.