8Star Motorsports will be looking for a return to the Spa form they showed in 2013 as they head back to the Belgian circuit off the back of a disappointing opening round at Silverstone.
The 2013 Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps saw the team take its maiden victory in only its second FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am race, dominating the race from lap three.
The opening round of the 2014 did not go to plan for the team, however. Despite showing strong pace in the build-up to the Six Hours of Silverstone, a series of issues culminated in a driveshaft failure, forcing the team to retire for the first time in nine races.
But, with the next round being at the scene of the impressive 2013 victory, both the team and driver Enzo Potolicchio are confident that they can get their 2014 title bid back on track.
“Like most drivers, I absolutely adore Spa-Francorchamps and I always look forward to racing there, particularly as it holds such positive memories for me and the 8Star Motorsports team,” said Potolicchio. “The team showed a great deal of potential last time out at Silverstone and I genuinely believe the GTE-Am race win is on the cards if all goes to plan.
“We encountered so much bad luck at Silverstone, I’m hoping it’s all in the past now. Of course, the weather can be even more unpredictable at Spa, so strategy could be crucial and I think we will benefit from our experiences at Silverstone. On the whole I’m feeling very positive and determined to get the championship underway. The season begins now for 8Star Motorsports.”