PETROBELLI AND CANNING TAKE ON BRITISH GT’S SILVERSTONE 500
Giacomo Petrobelli and Tom Canning team up in TF Sport’s championship-winning Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT3, at the Intelligent Money British GT Championship’s blue riband event, the Silverstone 500.
Next weekend will mark Petrobelli’s return to GT racing, following a six-year hiatus. The bronze-graded driver has made the switch to TF’s Aston Martin machinery after several successful years racing a Ferrari 458 in the then titled, Blancpain Endurance Series.
Canning had a superb GT3 debut at Spa Francorchamps earlier this month, as he and team mate Ahmad Al Harthy took Pro Am honours in the first International GT Open race of the weekend, after the youngster qualified their Vantage on the front row.
The Pro Am duo have shown great promise in recent test days and are well prepared for the Silverstone showdown on November 8.
Tom Ferrier, Team Owner - “It’s great to be running a GT3 in British GT again and I’m excited to see how Giacomo fares against this year’s grid. Tom did a superb job in Spa and I have no doubt that together they will be fighting for a podium finish.”
Tom Canning, #38 - “I’m really excited to be back racing at the Silverstone 500 for my British GT return, this time in GT3. Now I have completed my first race weekend with TF Sport in GT3 and won my first race in the class, I am very confident going into the weekend racing along side Giacomo in the TF Sport prepared Vantage!”
Giacomo Petrobelli, #38 - “Having been out of a race car for a while, I am really looking forward to driving the Aston at the most prestigious race in the British GT calendar. I have known Tom Ferrier and TF Sport for a long time and I am confident the car will be well prepared, and together with Tom Canning we will make a good pairing. I can’t wait!”