30 May Fortec confirm Silverstone Blancpain entry
News Flash: Ollie Hancock, Stephen Jelley and Benji Hetherington to race for Fortec in the Blancpain Endurance Series this weekend
30th May, Daventry – Fortec Motorsports have today announced they will run their Mercedes AMG SLS in this weekend’s Blancpain Endurance Series round at Silverstone. Stephen Jelley will be getting behind the wheel for the teams maiden Blancpain outing, joined by Oliver Hancock and Benji Hetherington – who have both raced with Fortec and the Mercedes in the British GT.
Trevor Foster, Team Manager commented:
“Despite the disappointment we had last weekend with the British GT, where we didn’t receive the results we deserved, I’m glad to be back out at Silverstone. The Blancpain Endurance Series is great and we have a strong line up with Ollie, Stephen and Benji. It’s going to be a learning curve with using Pirelli tyres, and with the new driver combination, but I feel very strongly that we will get some good results this weekend.”
Ollie Hancock commented:
“I was really pleased to get the call from Fortec as I loved driving the car to a podium in the British GT at Oulton Park earlier on in the season. For a while now I have been on the search for a suitable drive to make my debut in the Blancpain Endurance Series and to do it at Silverstone is even better. I last raced there in a BMW z4 GT3 in the British GT last year and finished second – so I’m confident we can score some good points. I don’t see any reason why we can’t hit the ground running and fight for a win.”