The Hughes/Speedworks Motorsport Team are delighted, following their second podium finish in the Hankook 24H Dubai, to announce their intention to compete in the entire 24H International Endurance Series in their Ginetta G50.
The Series, which has only this year taken on 'FIA International Series' status, takes in the sights of not only Dubai, but also Mugello in Italy, Zandvoort in Holland, Paul Ricard in the South of France, Barcelona in Spain, and Brno in the Czech Republic. Whilst Dubai, Paul Ricard, and Barcelona all feature round-the-clock 24 hour challenges, Mugello, Zandvoort, and Brno are all 12 hour encounters.
Former British Touring Car Championship racer, and Team Sponsor, Tony Hughes will pilot the Team's Ginetta G50 alongside Historic racer, Ross 'The Breadman' Warburton. With expected cameos from some familiar names, the duo will be hoping to continue their great start to the campaign in Dubai, and potentially find themselves in with a shot at the overall title as the Series reaches its final round in Brno in October.
The beautiful Tuscan surroundings of Mugello reaped no reward for Hughes/Speedworks in 2014, where a driveshaft failure put them out of contention for a podium in the Italian sunshine. They'll be hoping to make it up there this time around at the Italian Moto GP venue as Hughes explains; "I see no reason why we can't be pushing for the podium once again. It's not going to be easy, as [Italian Team] Nova Race have three G50s entered again, and Optimum Motorsport are taking their G55 which won in Dubai, so we'll have to get our heads down, but it’s do-able".
The Team also has unfinished business in Holland, where Team Boss Christian Dick found himself involved in a heavy crash last year; taking the final podium spot despite not finishing the race was little consolation and the Team will want a fine showing to make up for it.
The remaining rounds will all be new to the Hughes/Speedworks line-up, but with the high-tech facility at Paul Ricard, the Formula 1 standards at Barcelona, and the stunning tree-lined Moto GP track at Brno, all should be races to remember.
It is the plan that the Hughes Ginetta will also be joined by the Speedworks 'sister' Aston Martin of Global Racing raced by former FunCup racer John Gilbert and others throught the season.