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by Lewis Beales
Thursday, September 13, 2012
After recently securing an impressive sportscar pole position at Silverstone Alex Brundle has been invited to join OAK Racing for the Sao Paulo round of the World Endurance Championship.
OAK Racing team principal, Sébastien Philippe, was full of praise for the 21-year-old King’s Lynn racer: “He is a fast, talented young competitor and alongside Bertrand Baguette and Dominik Kraihamer he forms part of a crew from whom we can expect a good result in Brazil.”
The local racer joins team regulars Baguette and Kraihamer for the six-hour race in the Nissan-powered Morgan 2012 as the team makes it first trip to the Interlagos circuit.
The final round of the GP3 championship at Monza in Italy didn’t go as well as the west Norfolk racer would have hoped. Qualifying at the super-fast Monza circuit in 19th place he failed to find the tow required from another car to set a competitive qualifying time.
In the opening race Brundle failed to take the chequered flag but he signed off his season with an amazing recovery drive to 10th place from the rear of the grid.
Blofield’s Martin Ward secured his first victory of the season in a hard fought opening Stock Hatch race at Donington Park.
King’s Lynn racer Shaun Hagen led off from the start but a slight error at the Old Hairpin was enough for the Norfolk racer to slip down the order and allow Ward past to secure his first win of the season.
In the second race Ward started from 12th place but, loaded with the success ballast from winning race one, he could only improve to eighth place by the finish.
Meanwhile, Hagen, who had started race one from the front row before finishing in seventh place, got no further than the fourth lap to end a miserable day for the local driver after qualifying had promised greater things.