Caygill ready for Blancpain GT
Josh Caygill is now only days away from his debut in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, as round one will take place next Sunday, 23rd April, at Monza. Netherton-based driver, has made the step-up from the one-make Audi Sport TT Cup this year to race with the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT in Blancpain.
While next weekend’s trip to Monza won’t be the 27-year-old’s first ever endurance race, having previously competed in a Porsche Cayman GT4 in the Dubai 24 Hours, it will be his first fully-fledged outing in a GT endurance contest at the highest level.
“Monza can’t come soon enough”, said Caygill, “I’m still pinching myself to make sure it’s real I’m racing in Blancpain with WRT this year! At the end of last season we didn’t know what we’d be doing this year, I certainly didn’t expect to be joining the biggest GT championship in the world. It’s a mega opportunity at this point of my career and I intend to make the most of it. It’s an amazing championship and the pre-season testing we’ve done has gone well, so we’re definitely hoping for a strong start next weekend. I’m not underestimating the challenge, though, some of the best drivers and teams in the world are in this championship to it’s going to be a huge learning curve.”
Sharing driving duties with Caygill in the Audi R8 LMS, are Australian Jon Venter and Austrian Niki Mayr-Melnhof.
“It’s been great working with Jonno and Niki so far, they’re both really quick drivers with good experience and provide a great benchmark for me in my first season at this level”, added former motorcycle racer Caygill, “The Audi is a fantastic car and all of the guys at the team do an incredible job, we’ve got a great package and I’m confident we can be competitive at Monza.”