Strandberg Fights At The Front At Brands

Dennis Strandberg put in an impressive performance during the final rounds of the 2014 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Brands Hatch.

The Swede, who finished third in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge standings this year, once again teamed up with Academy Motorsport for his second Supercup outing of the year as he assesses his options for 2015.

Qualifying tenth on the grid for the opening race, Strandberg battled his way to a strong seventh in race one ahead of 2012 champion Carl Breeze.

Those two would go on to lock horns in race two, with Strandberg hounding his more experienced rival for a number of laps before they made contact at Surtees on lap twelve.

Post-race, Strandberg was penalised by the stewards for the contact and demoted to ninth. This unfazed the 21 year old though, who climbed the order in race three to take his best Supercup result to date of fifth place.

“Qualifying and race one were tough. After the little time I’ve had in the car, I made the tyres work well at the start of the opening affair, but they then began dropping off towards the end,” said Strandberg.

“I really enjoyed race two. The car felt awesome and I was a lot faster than Carl Breeze who has so much more experience. That gave me a real boost, but he made his car very wide. I felt the penalty for our collision was harsh.

“The final race was the first time, like many others, I’d raced the car on a dry Brands Hatch track. I was quickly catching the two cars in front and set the fourth quickest time which was far above what I expected, and to pull out a gap to Andrew Watson who won the first two races, just felt awesome!

“It’s a great feeling to end up the season with a good result and a fun race.”