Photo: Paren Raval
Ben Wallace, driver of the #88 Team HARD. Ginetta G55 GT4, is looking forward to Round Eight of the 2018 British GT Championship at Brands Hatch, having good memories of his last race at the Fawkham, Kent circuit in 2017.
“I like the elevation changes in the track and the way it goes out into the woods,” said the young Southport-based driver. “It’s quite a tight track so, for me, it’s really interesting.”
The Brands Hatch GP circuit has special memories for Ben as it was where he competed in his second British GT Championship weekend in 2017. On that occasion, driving with teammate Adam Hatfield, Ben finished fifth in the GT4 Silver category.
“Last year at Brands Hatch we had a good qualifying session and an even better race,” said Ben. “We had a great dice with a McLaren which was probably one of the most interesting battles on the grid with the McLaren having the pace on the straights and the Ginetta overtaking in the corners. It was a brilliant race!”
Ben Wallace has left nothing to chance as he prepares for one of the most demanding circuits of the season.
“I’ve been reviewing video from my races last season at Brands Hatch and also spent a lot of time in the simulator,” said Ben. “Fitness and stamina are critical to racing at this level so I have been working hard in gym to make sure I am as prepared as I can be.”
With two rounds left in the 2018 British GT Championship season, Ben Wallace is looking to make every second of track time count as he looks forward to 2019.
“I want to close out the 2018 season with some fantastic results,” said the LIPS Reifenhandel-backed driver. “I am working to bring more sponsors on-board for next season and the best advert for me would be two strong finishes at Brands Hatch and Donington. After finishing seventh in the GT4 Silver category at Silverstone in June, I know I have the pace to compete inside the top ten and that is what I am looking to achieve.”
Track action for Round Eight of the British GT Championship begins with Practice at 09:30 on Saturday August 4 with lights going out for the two-hour race at 13:40 on Sunday August 5. Live coverage can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BritishGT/