Tord­off adds Dubai 24hrs to GT racing year

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Sam Tord­off will warm up for his move into the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship this year with a run in this week’s Dubai 24 Hours.

The 2016 Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship run­ner-up will join the HB Racing team to han­dle a Lam­borgh­ini Hu­ra­can GT3.

Tord­off ( right) will share the car with Her­bert Hand­los, Nor­bert Siedler and Flo­rian Spen­gler.

The out­ing will mark Tord­off ’s GT3 racing de­but, ahead of his maiden sea­son in Bri­tish GT this year where he will share a Bar­well Motorsport Hu­ra­can with Liam Grif­fin.

“This op­por­tu­nity is the per­fect way to start my prepa­ra­tions for 2017,” said Tord­off. “It will be my first chance to drive the Hu­ra­can GT3 and gives me some much needed track time. “I’m run­ning with a very ca­pa­ble group of driv­ers and, with the team’s ex­pe­ri­ence of GT racing, we’re con­fi­dent of a good re­sult. This will also be my first ex­pe­ri­ence of com­pet­ing in a 24-hour race, as I be­gin to build to­ward my ul­ti­mate goal of racing at Le Mans.” Tord­off is due to be­gin test­ing with Bar­well next month, and is also work­ing to­ward se­cur­ing ad­di­tional GT3 out­ings in Europe.

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