South Africa’s Bentley Boy, Jordan Pepper is relishing racing on the classic Dutch Zandvoort seaside circuit in the sixth and penultimate round of the 2016 German ADAC GT Masters over the weekend of 20-21 August.
Pepper aims to continue his recent good form at the Austria’s pre-Alpine Red Bull Ring and the Nurburgring in Germany’s Eiffel Mountains over the past two races in the great the yellow #7 Deutsche Post Continental GT3 he shares with German co-driver Daniel Abt.
“Zandvoort is definitely one of the trickiest circuits on the calendar,” Jordan explained. “It has tight and twisty sections running up and down through the sand dunes and it’s also very narrow and old school, which makes it quite technical. “That also makes it one of the best and most enjoyable tracks to drive in our championship.
“A key feature to this track is however tyre wear, so the objective is to get the best out of qualifying so we can start as far up the grid as possible. “We will focus on coming to a set-up that works well in qualifying while also enabling us to manage the rubber properly through the hour-long races.
“Zandvoort should suit our Bentley very well – maybe not quite as well as Red Bull Ring did, but we should be right on it in Holland, although the Audis are also quick there. “I want to keep our recent momentum going – we were delighted to end up second in Austria and while the Nurburgring last time was not quite what we wanted, I was happy to take the best we could out of that situation.
“We’d like to score strong points in Holland – a podium would really be good, but realistically a strong finish will do us just fine. “Daniel and I make a good team, the car is now well sorted and we are we are all set to make more good progress as the season comes to an end. ‘it would be fantastic to climb into the title top ten by the time it is all over, so we need to make the most of it.”
“I’m really looking forward to this one – it should be very good!” Follow Jordan Pepper’s progress through the Zandvoort ADAC GT Masters weekend through live streaming and live timing at http://www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/, where you can also find the race program.