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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 10/07/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Ahmad al Harthy and Michael Caine of Oman Racing Team (ORT) will return to action at the Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for rounds seven and eight of the British GT Championship, to be held on July 11-12.

Heading to the famed Grand Prix venue - at fourth in the title standings with two victories so far in 2014 - the 32 year old from Muscat is aiming for a podium finish after missing out on the silverware last month at Snetterton in the UK.

As well as forming a pivotal point of the British GT season, the last double-header of the campaign, the visit to Belgium will provide essential track time at Spa for the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 drivers ahead of the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series' Total 24 Hours of Spa later in July.

''We're going into a really big weekend, not just for the British championship, but for the experience we'll be able to gain before the 24 Hour race,'' said Ahmad.

''Spa is such an amazing track, it has so much history and it is an incredible challenge for any driver “ it's one of the highlights of the British GT season. ''Snetterton wasn't the best weekend for us, although we at least took some points away. So the aim at Spa is to be back where we were at Silverstone when we won the big Silverstone 500 race. I'm really looking forward to the weekend. The track should be well suited to our Aston Martin, so we've got plenty of confidence as always and we're focussed on producing the best performance we can.''

In terms of the championship battle, the duo is currently a mere 0.5 points shy of the series top-three, but 31 points away from the lead.

''It's important to score as much as we can, we need to make up as much ground as possible in the championship, but it obviously won't be easy “ racing at this level never is as there are some incredible drivers and teams in British GT,'' said Ahmad.

At Saturday's races, a boosted entry of almost 40 cars is expected with other competitors from Europe joining the re


 


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