Welsh racing driver Seb Morris heads into the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Cup season at Monza in Italy this weekend with ‘high expectations’ as the reigning British GT Champion sets his sights on a successful start to 2018.
Graduating into pan-European endurance racing this year with Team Parker Racing, the squad with which the Chester-based driver won the prized British GT crown last year, Morris is confident he and new team-mates Rob Smith and Derek Pierce have the potential to mount a Pro-Am title challenge.
Piloting the same generation Bentley Continental GT3 he raced last year in the UK, 22-year-old MSA Team UK driver Morris has already set his stall out impressively in pre-season testing where he bettered last year’s pole position time at Monza and ended the run quickest.
Of course, the Italian track is also one where the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) Rising Star has celebrated great success – as recently as last October when he won on his debut in the International GT Open where he partnered Craig Dolby in a Lamborghini Gallardo.
“I’m really looking forward to Monza, especially as we have such good momentum from winning British GT last year and winning at Monza in the [International] GT Open”, said a buoyant Morris, “In the test we did a few weeks ago I was fastest and beat the Blancpain pole time from last season, so that’s given us a lot of confidence.”