New year, new challenge. After dominating the scene in International GT Open, taking Team and Driver titles with Giorgio Pantano, it’s now time for Bhai Tech Team to face a new and exciting challenge in the Blancpain Sprint Series.
Eleven teams and forty drivers are taking part in this championship and the Racing division of the Bhai Tech Advanced Vehicle Science Centre (based in Mestrino, Padova – Italy) will be on the starting grid at Nogaro (France) this weekend with its McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and a new group of drivers.
Together with champion Giorgio Pantano, in a second season at Bhai Tech Team, is the young GP2 driver Fabio Onidi from Milan. The second car will be in the hands of Sten Pentus from Estonia, with a past experience in WSR 3.5 – and the 22-year-old British driver Daniel Lloyd, who is ready to take the next big step in the international scene.
“After the success of last season, this year we intend to perform an even more competitive championship, with top-level drivers and teams”, Giorgio Pantano comments. “Last year I took the necessary steps with McLaren MP4-12C and with the GT world, and I won the title. We are back to aim high and, from free practice, I’ll do my best to realize all the work done in 2013”, the young talented driver from Veneto goes on, introducing also the new teammate Onidi. “Fabio is a very fast driver and I’m really happy to share the McLaren cockpit with him. Together we make an amazing pair”, the ex-F1 driver concludes.
Bhai Tech Team will try to repeat the successes of last season in a championship made up of seven races, from France to Azerbaijan, touching Great Britain (Brands Hatch), The Netherlands (Zandvoort), Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), Portugal (Algarve) and Belgium (Zolder).
On a stage that will include competition from the major constructors, the “Fantastic Four” – Pantano, Onidi, Pentus, Lloyd – are determined to bring home a new title, cwith the benefit of the cutting edge full-motion 6-DOF driving simulator, situated at the Bhai Tech facility.