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Watson prepared for WEC debut at Silverstone

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Andrew Watson is preparing for his FIA World Endurance Championship debut this weekend, as the 2019/20 season gets underway with Andrew’s home race - the 4 Hours of Silverstone.

Teaming up with Gulf Racing, Andrew will compete in the LMGTE AM category where the 24-year-old will partner Mike Wainwright and Ben Barker in the #86 Porsche 911 RSR.

Taking to the Silverstone Grand Prix track, Andrew and his team-mates are expected to cover over 750km over the four-hour endurance race which will be held at the home of British motorsport - in what will be Andrew’s first-ever race in the World Championship.

Despite this being his first WEC event, Andrew is no stranger to endurance races, having competed in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup since 2016 and starring at legendary races such as the Spa 24 Hours and Bathurst 12 Hours.

In addition, Andrew has competed at Silverstone several times before and is familiar with the 18-turn circuit since he made his first appearance at the Northamptonshire circuit in 2011.

“I am very excited to be heading to Silverstone this weekend,” Andrew said. “This will be my home event on the calendar and I am looking forward to experiencing my first WEC race as a driver.

“I know that it is not going to be easy, but I am going to learn as much as possible from the event - from learning the car to knowing the team-mates and engineers more. It’s going to be a fantastic experience and I’m extremely excited to get the season underway."

This weekend’s action will kick off on Friday 30th with two free practice sessions, before qualifying follows on Saturday. The four-hour race will get underway at 12:00 (BST) on Sunday.


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