The 4 Hours of Fuji, which happens to the be second event of the 2016/2017 Asian Le Mans Endurance Series, is happening this weekend. Temperatures are predicted go below 10°C and Pinnacle Racing Team (PRT Racing) will be part of the strong 30-car grid – 9 of which are in LMP3 including their Pinbet88-sponsored Ginetta.
These guys weren’t so lucky last time around. Although they qualified 3rd for the 4 Hours of Zhuhai, some unfortunate incidents forced them into retirement with less than 1 hour to go. Still, the whole team was quite pleased to know that they had the pace to win races.
If PRT Racing’s race weekend race goes without a hitch, there’s a huge possibility that we’ll see their drivers Ate De Jong, Charlie Robertson, and Martin Rump on the podium come Sunday afternoon.
This will be the Philippine-licensed team’s first outing on the 4.563 km Fuji Speedway. Good luck to them and hope that get to take home some silverware from Japan.
The weekend will feature 2 free practice sessions with Qualifying scheduled on Saturday afternoon. The 4 Hours of Fuji is set to start at 12:15 PM local time on Sunday.
Accompanying PRT Racing on their LMP3 campaign are partners Pinbet88, Motul, Redmount Group, and P1 Racewear.
Ate De Jong, PRT Racing Owner and Driver: “It’s going to be PRT Racing’s first time to visit the circuit with our Ginetta LMP3 and we’re expecting to have good battles on track. We proved last time that we have the pace to fight with the front runners. Now we just need to turn that into a podium finish.”
Charlie Robertson, PRT Racing Driver: “Definitely looking forward to race in Fuji. We know that the Ginetta is one of the fastest cars in LMP3 and as long as the weekend does not throw any surprises, we have a good chance for a podium. It’s also going to be a good experience for me to race in Japan.”
Martin Rump, PRT Racing Driver: “Good to be back with PRT Racing and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the team’s Ginetta. I’m quite happy with my performance in Zhuhai even if it was my first time with the car. I’m positive that I can do better in Fuji and help the team score a good finish.”