Blancpain Endurance Cup front-runner & Welshman Seb Morris wants nothing less than podium silverware when the season resumes at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in Northamptonshire next weekend, 11 & 12 May, for the category’s annual visit to British shores.
Following an outstanding debut in the globe’s biggest and best GT3 endurance championship last year with Team Parker Racing, Morris has returned for another crack at the Pro-Am title in 2019 with the Leicestershire squad at the wheel of a second generation Bentley Continental GT3.
Delivering expectedly strong pace during the opening event of the season at Monza in Italy last month, the Chester-based 23-year-old out-performing the ‘works’ Bentley entries in pre-event practice as well as lapping third in Pro-Am and fifth overall, things then unraveled through no fault of his own.
Two unfortunate incidents, one for team-mate Rob Smith in qualifying and the second for Derek Pierce in the opening hour of the Monza race, meant BRDC Superstar and Motorsport UK ‘Team UK’ driver Morris didn’t get to qualify for, or participate in, the three-hour encounter.
Silverstone, therefore, will effectively be a fresh start to the Welshman’s Blancpain challenge and as a track where Morris has enjoyed lots of success in the past – including victory in British GT’s blue riband ‘Silverstone 500’ race in 2017 – he is excited to be back and absolutely determined to get some serious championship points on the board.