Pole Position at Silverstone
19th April 2008
Andrew Kirkaldy kept up the winning reputation of the CR Scuderia team at Silverstone today by putting the no.56 Ferrari 430 on pole position for tomorrow’s opening round of the FIA GT Championship. Andrew now has a hat trick of pole positions at this event after taking pole here in 2006 and 2007. Chris Niarchos, in his first competitive track action for almost eight months, secured tenth place for the sister CR Scuderia Ferrari.
“This is a fantastic result for the team,” said Andrew. “Since last season ended we have worked very hard to get this team up and running and I must say it’s good to be behind the wheel again rather than behind a desk. We have two other teams, in British GT and Formula Renault, and they have both been winning so we are under immense pressure to do well here. There are a few GT1 cars between me and Richard (Westbrook – in the second placed Porsche) so hopefully we’ll have a good day again tomorrow.”
“This is a dream start to our FIA weekend,” said Chris. “We came into this Championship knowing that we had the tools to do well but actually converting that knowledge into results is a much harder exercise. Unfortunately for myself and Tim we were on the back foot a little as we were hit in session two and lost a lot of this morning’s track time. I’m starting the race tomorrow and I can’t wait to see how we get on in the race. The guys all deserve a good result as they have been incredible and exceeded all my expectations over the past weeks.”
Tune into ITV4 tomorrow at 1200hrs to see if the CR Scuderia FIA GT team can continue its winning streak.