Fortec Motorsports GT driver Oliver Webb has embarked on a continent jumping calendar that started in Baku with the FIA GT series and will end with the Dubai 24 Hours.
The season finale Baku street race was Webb’s first race on a street track and unfortunately the results showed, the qualifying race saw the team – Webb and co-driver Benji Hetherington – take a respectable 15th place. Going into the main race he was unlucky to receive race ending damage thanks to debris scattered from an incident up ahead.
“What a fantastic experience! This was my first time to Azerbaijan, and it was great to be part of the Fortec Motorsport team for the season finale around the Baku streets. The circuit is quite challenging, but it was a new track for all drivers, and we showed good pace throughout the weekend. It’s a shame we weren’t able to bring the car home in the second race, but these things happen in racing, especially on a street circuit.” Commented Webb.
His camp has also announced that the Middle East’s premier 24 hour race – the Dubai 24 Hours – will see the young Brit swap from a Mercedes SLS GT3 to a Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo: “I am really excited to be joining Leipert Motorsport for the Dubai 24 hour race,’ explained Webb. ‘It is a fantastic opportunity, and will be great way to start the New Year. I competed in my first 24 hour GT race earlier this year at Spa-Francorchamps, which was a completely new challenge, but I really enjoyed it and am feeling confident. The team has a strong record at the Dubai Autodrome, and I am looking forward to working with them, and driving the Lamborghini Gallardo – a car I have had some close battles with during this season.”