Long time no see.
We have been to consequent with our racing updates lately…
But here we are again to provide you guys with some inside info.
Worth mentioning is that the concept RAWsister (the writer of our blogs) will not continue in the way you’re used to. RAWsister has her own business to take care of now, which you can follow on her website lucaszymkowiak.com.
From now on, I, Jules, will keep the blog. I’m going to provide you with the finest details about racing, my team, the do’s, the don’ts and so on. Because after all, I’m in the middle this thing…
I think I’d better start at the beginning and tell you about some things that’ve changed.
In the first place: at one of the many career junctions you come across during your life, I took a right at the end of last year instead of a straight. This means I am not competing in single-seaters anymore. I made the step ‘into’ GT’s and I am now racing a Bentley Continental GT3 for Bentley HTP Team.
This is totally new for me. Some changes: In this new class 1 hour races are driven by TWO drivers per car, meaning an obligated pitstop between 25’ and 35’ minutes in the race with a tyre and driver change.
We are now four races deep into the season which means Coupe de paques in Nogaro(F), Brands Hatch(GB), Zolder(B) and Moscow(R) are done and dusted. To be honest we, and I say we because racing is a teamsport, had some troubles getting started and getting everything dialled in but slowly and surely we are getting there.
Moscow was our last race where the team showed a strong performance. My team mates Maxi Buhk and Vincent Abril scored Bentley’s first victory in the Blanc Pain GT series, I am really proud of them and the team. We have to remember that it is the first year for the HTP squad racing with a Bentley which makes the result even more remarkable. My new team mate Max Van Splunteren and I were struggling a bit more tough. It was Max’ first race in a Bentley continental GT3 and we just couldn’t really optimise my qualifying result because at some point during the race I got a bit eager trying to overtake. So instead of gaining 1 position we lost one.
In the end Max and I learned a lot during this meeting. We not only got to know each better we also learned a lot on track. We are gonna have to try to keep the learning curve steep, so you guys can see us on the podium soon.
During the season I will elaborate some of the points that are interesting for you to know like for example what happens during a pit stop or how I prepare before I get in the driver’s seat etc. I hope that you’re interested and that you will stay tuned!