Ahmad, Oman Racing gear up for Blancpain Endurance Cup second round

Muscat: Ahmad Al Harthy and Oman Racing enjoyed a strong day of preparation at Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday, 19th May, with the third fastest time in the Silver Cup class during Pre-Qualifying for the weekend’s second round of the Blancpain Endurance Cup. After making a positive beginning to 2018 at Monza in Italy last month with fifth place on the squad’s Silver Cup debut, Muscat’s Al Harthy and team-mates Euan McKay and Charlie Eastwood are aiming to climb further up the order in the UK this weekend – and they certainly made a good start.
Saturday’s track action for the 50-strong entry at the home of the British Grand Prix began with the usual Free Practice session and the Oman Racing trio worked through their full programme with the No.97 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, posting the fifth fastest time in the Silver Cup. Glorious late Spring weather provided ideal conditions for race day preparations and the team continued to make improvements throughout Pre-Qualifying later in the afternoon, the 90-minute session ending with the squad lapping a highly competitive third quickest in Silver.
Concluding the day’s track time just 0.2 seconds shy of the Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG in second position, the Oman Racing squad now gets ready to head into the important final qualifying session this morning where all three drivers are seeking to maximise their performance. “Everything has gone well with our preparations, all went to plan and the focus was on smooth running which we achieved”, Al Harthy said.