Flick Haigh, Tom Gamble team up with TF Sport for Road to Le Mans
While TF Sport will be going for championship honours in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month, the British-based team will also compete in the Road to Le Mans races at Circuit de la Sarthe. Flick Haigh, the reigning British GT Champion, is joined for the double-header by rising star Tom Gamble in the #97 Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
With a background in Caterham racing and then the Michelin Le Mans Cup – including Road to Le Mans in 2017 - Flick raced alongside Jonny Adam in British GT last year, making a dream start to the campaign with pole position and the victory at Oulton Park. With momentum on her side, she secured further podiums and wins on the way to claiming the title at the Donington finale.
Tom is just 17 years of age and has already tasted success. With a background in karting, where he claimed two titles, he clinched the Ginetta Junior championship in 2017 off the back of an impressive eight wins. He moved on to British F3 last year, claiming two victories as well as the prestigious McLaren Autosport BRDC young driver of the year award. More recently he has competed in the Blancpain GT Series as well as an outing last weekend in the British GT Championship where he claimed a sensational pole position on his debut.
TF Sport competed in the Road to Le Mans in 2017 with current Blancpain GT racer Ahmad Al Harthy and Tom Jackson. It was a spectacular two events for the pairing with victory by 30-seconds in the first race, followed up by another win in the second.
The Road to Le Mans consists of two 55-minute races, the first on Thursday 13 June at 17.30 CET, the second Saturday 15th at 11.30.
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director
“We competed in this race two years ago with success, so we’re looking for more of the same this year. I’ve been working with Flick and Tom on this for some time, so we’re delighted that the plan came together for us to do Road to Le Mans again. Flick is a standout talent as her results suggest, so it’s great to be working with her. Tom is at the early stage of his career and he clearly has tremendous natural speed, so we head to Le Mans ideally looking for a repeat of the 2017 result!”
Flick Haigh, #97 Aston Martin Vantage
“I’m really looking forward to being back in the race car again and to do that at Le Mans is very special. It’s a really good opportunity to compete there with Tom and he has already impressed me by being right on the pace when we had a day of running at Anglesey. He’ll be quick, even if it is his first time at Le Mans. We have a strong chance of a very good result and that is what motivates me. I need to head into an event knowing that as a package, we should be competing at the front, so fingers crossed for a great event.”
Tom Gamble, #97 Aston Martin Vantage
“We drove the car for the first time at Anglesey and we have additional test days ahead of the race weekend at Le Mans. The test went well, we spent some time getting used to the new car that has a lot more aero compared to the car that Flick raced last year. We don’t know where the pecking order yet as we’ve not taken part in the other Michelin Le Mans Cup rounds, but we’re very much going there with the expectations of a strong result. We have a great line-up and TF Sport continue to demonstrate their winning pace, so with the right package around us we head there with confidence.”