Griffin Flies As AF Corse Squad Take GTE Am Honours

After disappointment at Le Mans, Matt Griffin won the class at Silverstone (Photo Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

Irishman Matt Griffin took victory in the GTE-Am class in the six hours of Silverstone last weekend. He was driving a Ferrari 458 prepared by AF Corse, and shared the driving duties with Marco Cioci and Piergiuseppe Perazzini in the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Griffin played a key role in the victory, getting the car to first in class during his two and a half hour stint behind the wheel.

“Silverstone is my home race as I live in Northamptonshire so it’s a circuit I know very well. I did a long double stint and managed to bring the car from 5th to the lead, Marco then brought the car home,” he said afterwards.

“It was a really good race, the world endurance championship is the toughest championship in the world.  To win every piece of the package need to be perfect. Today we were.”

Griffin was soon off to the airport following the podium celebrations. He will be driving in the Merdeka 12 hour race in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this weekend at the Sepang International Circuit. He will be driving for Clearwater Racing.