Zoe Wenham heads in to the Silverstone weekend with a huge task ahead of her if she is to deny the Team WFR pair of Jody Fannin and Warren Hughes the chance to secure the GT4 Avon Tyres British GT Championship but she’s not prepared to go down without a fight, theCheckeredFlag.co.uk caught up with her.
This weekend sees the highlight of the British GT championship calendar with the 3 hour Silverstone race, very different to the two 1 hour races last time out at Snetterton.
“3 hours is a long time to put the car under the stress it goes through during a race so I think it will suit me very well as I’m a smooth driver and I’ll be helping Dom [Evans] and encouraging him to be smoother this weekend.” said the TCF blogger. “We both need the championship points, with 2 rounds left it’s looking good but there’s still a lot of points to be grabbed when given half the chance.”
Talking of the expectations going in to the race following a strong performance over the Snetterton race weekend Wenham is positive.
“I’m confident that we can do well and Dom has had some extra track time there a few weeks ago which should hopefully benefit him and bring him closer to the front pace. My performance has been improving all year and I find myself more comfortable in the car every time I get in it but we’re still waiting for that elusive win this season!”
With the added strains on the car for the 3 hours also brings longer driving stints, driver fitness is paramount.
“My preparation has been mainly netball training. I play for a club and the season has started again now and we train once a week in a 2 hour session with a run, a little strength building and then a game which I enjoy.
“It’s different from going to the gym every night, sometimes that routine starts to get a little tedious and I feel the need to spice it up a bit so this is perfect especially around my babysitting and Palmersport work which all goes into the racing fund.”
Although not having tested at Silverstone since the start of the year the team have valuable data and Wenham has plenty of experience around the Northamptonshire circuit.
“It’s a track that sticks in your memory very clearly but no doubt I’ll be going that bit faster now that I will probably have to adapt some gears and try some different things on the weekend.”