30 June 2016

Sprinting off to Nurburgring for next race weekend

The third round of the Blancpain Sprint Series is up next for Jazeman Jaafar with the young Malaysian heading to Nurburgring circuit in Germany for this event. The weekend, with two one-hour races, complements Jazeman’s Endurance Series campaign, with the 23-year-old also piloting one of HTP Motorsport’s AMG Mercedes GT3 in this championship, although with different team mates. Jazeman rejoins Austrian Clemens Schmid in the #86 car, competing in a field of 37 GTs.

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Nine manufacturers are represented in this weekend’s race, with the Sprint Series making its first visit to the German track. After a retirement for Jazeman at last weekend’s Blancpain Endurance Series race at Paul Ricard in the South of France, the Malaysian is looking for his first sprint race win.

Jazeman says, “I’ve won in the Endurance Series, when we ran at Silverstone, now I need to get my first Sprint win. Nurburgring is a familiar circuit for me and it’s also the home race for HTP Motorsport, so it would be great to get it here. But, as always, the challenge is never easy, and no more so at this circuit, which is not only technically challenging but lies in an area of Germany where the weather systems are very changeable.”

“I’m really enjoying my first full season of sportscar racing,” adds Jazeman. “It’s quite different than my single-seaters experience, being much more focused on teamwork as well as the sharing of the driving, which takes some getting used to. The camaraderie is great though, I’ve established a really good rapport with the team and have built an excellent working relationship with my teammates and the crew. All of this gives me plenty of confidence and it will be great to be back in the car with these back-to-back weekends.”

The weekend starts with Free Practice 1 on Friday at 09.40 local time. Free Practice 2

In the afternoon is at 13.50. Saturday morning features qualifying at 09.00, with the qualifying race at 13.45. The main race is on Sunday at 14.45. Both of the races will be shown live on the Blancpain GT Series website and will also be available on Eurosport Asia, check listings for times.

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