Matt Griffin will be pulling double duty at Silverstone as both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series get underway this Easter weekend.
Ferrari GT driver, Griffin, will rejoin Ram Racing for the WEC, a team he has already tasted success with, having taken the ELMS GTE class championship with the squad in 2013. Griffin will race the #52 Ferrari 458 GTE alongside new team-mate Alvaro Parente in the GTE Pro Class in Sunday’s six hour race.
“Ram Racing is a really top team and we had a fantastic season in 2013, I honestly think we can build on that,” he explained. “WEC, in the GT Pro class is a big step up, it’s the top level of GT racing worldwide, but I think we have the ingredients to fight at the front of the field. We have had a very good build up to the season, Alvaro and I have been working well together and I think we are well prepared heading into the race.”
Meanwhile, Saturday afternoon’s four hour ELMS race will see the Irishman join the Italian team AF Corse alongside Duncan Cameron and Michele Rugolo in the #55 Ferrari 458 GTE.
“I am feeling very confident heading into Saturdays ELMS race,” he continued. “AF Corse knows how to win championships and so far we have been very fast in testing. In the ELMS Championship, the competition is really strong. Realistically, there are 5 to 6 cars that will challenge for the championship, but I am sure that we are one of those cars. We will have to take the championship race by race, but winning back to back ELMS Championships would be a dream come true”.
“Driving for AF and also against them in the same weekend might seem a bit strange, but for me it’s quite normal,” he concluded, referring to the fact he will be racing against his ELMS team in the WEC race. “Both Ram Racing and AF Corse are part of the Ferrari family and in the WEC our biggest job will be beating Porsche and Aston Martin.”