“We knew if there were any Safety Cars in final period of the race we would all have to be ready, so we were all sitting primed to spring into action,” Sandy continued. “We saw the crash, and even before the Safety Car had been called we were getting into place. That meant everything was ready for Shaun coming in and for me to jump into the car. It came at the perfect time for us because we were planning to pit around that time anyway. It basically resulted in us getting a free pitstop. A lot of our competitors pitted as well, but because we did it first and the team again delivered a faultless pitstop, we were able to come out in the lead. That’s what made the difference.”
“Shaun did a fantastic job through both his stints, and the Barwell crew are renowned for their pin sharp, immediate strategic calls. They enhanced that reputation again today.”
Sandy, who first won the Silverstone 500 in 2020 to seal his British GT title, and followed it up with victory again last year — he’s the only driver to have won the Silverstone 500 twice — knows the result boosts his championship hopes for this season.
“This result definitely puts us right back in the hunt, especially with some of the other top cars in the championship not having had a such a good race,” he said. “We head to Donington for the next round aiming to do exactly the same as we did this weekend, score good championship points.”