Back-to-back Blancpain GT Series podiums for Oman Racing with TF Sport
Under the sunny skies of Silverstone, Oman Racing with TF Sport secured back-to-back podiums in the second round of the Blancpain GT Series.
Salih Yoluc, Ahmad Al Harthy and Charlie Eastwood teamed up once again to put in an excellent, collective effort to qualify on pole position. Rounding out the session as the highest placed Aston Martin, the team set a combined time of 2:01:108 slotting them into P18 overall and first in ProAM class.
Off the line, Ahmad avoided the first-lap chaos that consumed four cars in the middle of the pack causing an early safety car. Having dropped to third place in class, he put in a consistent collection of lap times, clinging to the back of the Mercedes, before handing over the Aston to Salih.
Despite receiving a knock in the middle of his stint, Salih nursed a steering issue while keeping in contention before passing the Vantage over to Charlie to chase down the final podium position.
Having re-joined the race during a full course yellow, with the Mercedes ahead yet to make its final stop, Charlie came out in fifth place. As the #87 entered the pit-lane, Charlie was able to catch the the back of the podium fight and swiftly passed the #93 to take third place.
Although early pace allowed the #97 to catch second place, the #52 AF Corse was just too far ahead for the team to catch. Oman Racing with TF Sport ultimately took home third place, securing back-to-back Blancpain GT podiums that keeps them third in the championship standings, just five points off the top.