Ahmad stays ‘positive’ ahead of Spa challenge

The 69th edition of the Total 24 Hours of Spa at the at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on July 29-30 promises to be one of the best editions in the rich history of the endurance classic. 

No fewer than 66 GT3 cars will be racing during the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, making it the biggest race for GT3 cars on the motor sports planet.

A total of 23 cars have entered in the Pro-Am Cup, the class in which the Oman Racing will compete.

For the Spa challenge, the Oman Racing will  comprise Ahmad al Harthy, Jonny Adam, Salih Yoluch and new entrant Euan Hankey.

Speaking after the recent testing session at the Belgian Grand Prix venue, where the quartet came up with a strong showing in their Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, Ahmad said, “Everything went as planned for the test day at Spa. We worked through changes to the car to get the most out of it for all four drivers – in the end we were all very happy.”

“It’s great having Euan [Hankey] with us for the 24 Hours. There’s a great atmosphere and we’re all so focused for the race.

“All of the guys in the team are looking forward so much to the 24 Hour, it’s a challenge like no other in Blancpain but one we’re all ready for.

“It’s been an incredible season so far, hopefully we can keep the momentum going at Spa with a positive result and keep our championship bid on track.”

After three rounds, Ahmad and Adam lead the driver standings (68 points) and Oman Racing is on top of Pro-Am team standings.

Oman Racing has enjoyed a sensational 2017 campaign in the Blancpain Endurance Cup so far with Pro-Am victory in the season-opening event at Monza in Italy followed by second place in class at Silverstone in the UK. It then came up with a second position in the Paul Ricard six-hour race in France.

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