This week-end ORANGE1 FFF Racing by ACM is ready for the third round of Blancpain GT Series World Challenge Europe in Zandvoort. The Dutch venue, now famous to host again the Formula 1 GP from 2020, is a typical spot for the GT sprint series, but at the same time represents the maiden appearance for the Chinese squad. Just two weeks after the Italian East Coast, is now the time for the Atlantic Ocean in Netherland to welcome the Blancpain GT show. Nevertheless, the sand and the wind are a very important variable on a narrow race track such as Zandvoort, where overtaking is pretty difficult, and qualifying represents a crucial point in the weekend balance. ORANGE1 FFF Racing by ACM is now leading the Team’s championship in both Overall and Endurance, catching for five points the World Challenge Europe one. As well Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli will try to leave Netherlands with the drivers’ standings control on the Lamborghini Huracan EVO GT3 #563, in a circuit they both had already chance to know in the past. Different situation for the Pro-Am with Phil Keen to support Hiroshi Hamaguchi on the #519 on his first time on the Dutch track. Some experience will be necessary as well for the Silver Cup duo Diego Menchaca and Taylor Proto, while the #555 car comes from a very positive and impressive result in Misano, best performance so far in the sprint format.
Fu Songyang, ORANGE1 FFF Racing Team Owner
“This week-end is the last race before the 24 Hours of Spa. We need to be very focused because that’s a very trick and insidious circuit and is very important score important points in all the class. After Pro-Am and Overall success, I expect also the Silver Cup car being competitive as it was in Misano. Zandvoort is not the track where overtaking is easy, so qualifying will be more important than ever, especially with two short session per driver and the risk of red flags. But we also have to think on the next weeks, because after Zandvoort there’s the most important event of the year, in Belgium”.