Rounds 15 and 16 of the GP3 Series will see the series race in Bahrain for the first time as the drivers take on the Sakhir International Circuit in the penultimate round of the championship.
Status Grand Prix driver Seb Morris is relishing the opportunity in front of him as it is the first time this season all of the drivers have competed on a truly level playing field. With no drivers having taken to track there before it should make for an interesting and possibly mixed up weekend.
Speaking ahead of this weekend – which is supporting the World Endurance Championship – Morris said: “It’s been a trying year, a disappointing year really – we could have had a few more top 10 finishes but things just haven’t worked out for us.
“I’m still pushing forward though and it’d be nice to get into the top eight in the first Bahrain race and try and get onto the front of the reverse grid for race two.
“I’m really looking forward to visiting Bahrain, it’s going to be the first track this year where nobody else will have the advantage of having run there before. There’s no testing either, so that should work in our favour as we’ll start on a level playing field for the first time really. We were fast out of the box during the last round at Sochi, so hopefully we can do the same again and build from there.”
The Welshman’s best result so far this season came at the fourth race of the season at the Red Bull Ring in which he finished a highly competitive fifth place having started down in 19th.
However, more points results have been as obtainable but Morris certainly has what it takes to be up with the front running pack in Bahrain.
“I’m feeling as confident as I have all year.” continued Morris.
“Hopefully there will be no mistakes and we can push for some good results in Bahrain. It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks with Abu Dhabi straight after Bahrain, that should be a good event too as it’s the only track I’ve been to before in a GP3 car. The aim is to definitely end the season on a bit of a high and I’m confident we can.”