While FFF Racing has shown plenty of pace in recent events, results have not been forthcoming as a result of mechanical issues and some plain bad luck on race day.
Heading to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for Round 5 of the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup (23-24 September, 2016) FFF Racing now seeks a change in fortune and a chance to show its race speed and craft.
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and Hiroshi Hamaguchi will once again pilot the #55 McLaren 650S GT3, the former really hoping to gets some race-mileage following the mechanical gremlins that hindered the team so much at Paul Ricard last month.
Hamaguchi qualified in a strong third in France despite a disrupted build-up to the weekend. However, almost from the start, the McLaren was off the pace and Japanese driver was forced to pit and retire.
“The last few races certainly have not gone our way,” stated Team Owner Sean Fu Songyang. “The team worked incredibly hard in France to try and fix the mechanical issues – as did McLaren, which went out of its way to try and solve the problem.
“Despite this, we’re still fourth position in the championship and we really want to aim high in these two remaining rounds at Spa and in Portugal. We had early season podiums and we’ve been fast ever since, so we just need to ensure that we take the maximum away from the race weekends.”
Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup qualifying gets underway at 11.55 CET on Saturday (24 September), with the two-hour race itself later that same day at 17.30.