Blancpain Endurance Cup debutant Seb Morris produced a remarkable performance during the opening event of the 2018 season at Monza in Italy on Sunday.
He drove to second place in the Pro-Am class for Team Parker Racing. The 22-year-old Welshman, who is part of the prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club ‘Superstar’ programme and MSA Team UK, was on sensational form from the outset at the Italian venue at the wheel of the No.31 Bentley Continental GT3.
|Scorching to the fourth fastest time overall in qualifying, second in Pro-Am, the reigning British GT Champion turned heads again during Sunday afternoon’s three-hour contest where he delivered a masterclass in overtaking in the final stint of the race on his way to second place in Pro-Am.
Partnered by fellow British drivers Derek Pierce and Rob Smith, who both performed extremely well during the first and second hours respectively, Chester-based Morris, who also starred in a tv-reality show over the winter, is now incredibly excited ahead of the championship’s visit to UK soil next month for round two at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.
Series Elite is a new one-make championship with a lower-age restriction of 50 years.
The sports car selected for the championship is the new Jaguar F-TYPE SVR in GT4 specification, with an anticipated field of 20 cars.
The Tesla one-make electric racing car series begins in Spain this November.
There is a round scheduled for Silverstone in autumn next year.
“I’m really happy, we had a mega start and Derek drove a really good stint to get from fifth up to first”, said Morris, “Unfortunately, we lost time in the pit-stop due to a radio problem, but we pushed as hard as we could and Rob did a flying stint in the second hour.
“When I jumped in, I had a really strong stint and we kept the tyres with us the whole way. I pulled off some great overtaking, both for position in class and position overall, and it was just a really good, fun race – I think I showed what I can do on the European stage. The leading Ferrari just got too far ahead from us, but at a lot of points during the race we were the fastest car on track so I’m really happy with that.”
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