Another end-of-week, another race for Álvaro Parente
Álvaro Parente will take part in this week-end in one more round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, this time at Silverstone, pointing aim to fight for the podium positions.
After a round of the FIA GT1 World Championship in Navarra, which took the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Hexis Racing's podium, the young Portuguese barely had time to relax and headed to the historic British circuit, which will defend the colors of the United Autosports most important endurance competition dedicated exclusively to Grand Tourism cars.
With the confirmation of the competitiveness of the car in which he had a leading role in the development, Álvaro Parente discusses the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series with confidence, even though they know, lasting three hours, the proof of this week-end has a philosophy quite distinct from sprint. "The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 has already shown its competitiveness, but these races are very different, favoring consistency and reliability at the expense of pure performance. I think the brake problems we experience in Monza are resolved, allowing us to show our true potential, "said the driver coming from Porto, who divides his car with David Brabham and Matt Bell.
The competitiveness of the Blancpain Endurance Series is quite high, but Álvaro Parente believes can fight for a place among the first, especially if there are no setbacks that are typical of endurance. "It's a race for three hours, so much can happen. I think if we do not have problems and pit stops go well, we can push for the podium, but we'll have to had applied background, drivers and team, "stressed the official driver for McLaren GT.
Álvaro Parente will track by next Saturday to make training and qualification-free, while the race three hours shall begin at 11:45 am (Lisbon time) and will direct transmission and full on the official website of the Blancpain Endurance Series (http://www.blancpain-endurance-series.com/index2.php).