Pittard Ready To Win In The Ardennes


Snetterton GT5 Challenge 2013 photo Pittard Bailey

David Pittard is hoping to continue his strong run of form in this weekend’s eagerly-anticipated visit to the illustrious Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium for the latest encounters in the Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

The iconic venue plays host to the fifth round of the championship, and Sv21 driver Pittard is one of those that is heading to Belgium in high spirits having claimed two further victories at Snetterton’s 300 circuit last time out.

With the Hertfordshire rookie having now claimed three wins in the previous six races, Pittard now lies second place in the championship standings and 39 points behind series leader Brad Bailey, and hopes to trim that points deficit even further with more success this weekend.

“After such a good weekend last time out at Snetterton, I am hoping to carry the momentum on to the Ardennes hills of Spa!” enthused Pittard. “It’s not a circuit that many of us will have driven before, so it will present a steep learning curve. As the lap is so long, the key will be to keep it tidy and not make any silly mistakes.

“Coming off the back of such a good run of form in the previous six races, and jumping from second to second in the championship, is a real confidence booster. Myself and the team are confident that we can continue our successful streak, and at a track like Spa I think it will suit me and the Nationwide Driver Supply Ginetta well.”

The series also sees entries from the Swedish GT5 Challenge make the trip across to Spa, the action taking place over the 12th, 13th and 14th of July.