Podiums the objective for championship leading TF Sport on GT Cup Brands Hatch return

PUBLISHED 13/08/2015

The GT Cup returns to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for Rounds 16 and 17 of the 2015 season and Redhill’s TF Sport team is looking to consolidate its championship standing with further podium finishes at its home track. 

TF Sport has already had success at Brands Hatch this season, as two race wins and a podium finish formed a sensational weekend for the Surrey-based outfit when the GT Cup ran as part of the illustrious support bill for the Blancpain Sprint Series in May.

Brands Hatch’s undulations and fast-flowing nature compliment the Aston Martin and accentuate its strengths and Tom Ferrier’s TF Sport squad has since optimised its package for the world-renowned Kent circuit, more recently breaking its podiums duck in the super-competitive Avon Tyres British GT Championship. 

However, Snetterton hosted the most recent instalment of the GT Cup and torrential rain made for perilous and intimidating conditions. Nevertheless, TF Sport’s drivers resolutely marched on to respectable results, Paul Bailey and Andy Schulz solidifying their title prospects by scaling the winners’ rostrum in all three races and Martin Johnston taking his AllFloors Express Aston Martin V8 Vantage to third and a brace of fifth place finishes at the Norfolk venue.

As a result, there are high expectations within the TF Sport camp. Bailey and Schulz will continue in their pursuit of victories and podiums, while Johnston feels he has turned a corner and can frequently threaten for top three results in the championship’s GTA division.

“I’m looking forward to returning to Brands Hatch and I’m always pleased to drive on the Grand Prix loop, as it’s a rare honour,” said Bailey. “Of course, we’ve been fortunate enough to race there twice this season and we were very strong on our last visit, but we have success penalties to consider this time around and the aim will simply be to finish strongly. We are currently 56 points ahead of the competition at the moment so we’re in a good position. The weather forecast is uncertain once again and there will be more competition too, but podiums would be ideal.”

TF Sport Director, Tom Ferrier, said: “It’s great to be back on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix track, so thanks to the GT Cup for organising tha. Twice in a year is a treat! We now have both cars in strong championship positions in their classes and, as always, the aim is to go and gain strong results.  We were strong there last time out, so I am hoping to win one, but, if we can have a couple more podiums, I would be more than happy.”