Sam Wilford and the IDWe Racing team lined up for their first race of the British GP2 Championship at Silverstone today under clear blue skies and temperatures well into the 20s.
Saturday’s 18 lap Sprint Race saw Wilford start from 9th place on the 2018 Kalex Moto 2 machine. Sam made a good start from the outside of the 3rd row and made up some places in the early stages of the race. Settling into a good rhythm Sam started to close down on the group in front, setting his fastest laps of the weekend so far at 56.639 around the 1.64 mile National Circuit, which will qualify Sam for the second race on Sunday in 6th place. In the closing stages, Sam pushed for more but had to settle for 6th overall and 2nd in the GP2 class, earning his first podium of the season.
Sam Wilford – IDWe Racing
“I am feeling confident after race 1, we have managed to make a step forward in the race and close the gap down to the front. Hopefully tomorrow, with a few small changes, we will have what it takes to fight for the overall victory! The team has worked really hard so far, so it would be great to repay them with a win.”
Rob Dockerill CEO Autoguard Warranties Ltd, IDWe Racing’s sponsors for the season who watched the race from the pitlane had to say after the race, “We had a fantastic day at the Silverstone British Superbike Championship with Sam Wilford and his IDWe Racing team. It has been a great day of racing topped off by a well deserved 2nd place in the GP 2. Well done Sam and many thanks again for accommodating us! Good luck tomorrow we will be watching on Eurosport.”
Sam will be back on track for Race 2 at 15.40 on Sunday 21st April and you can come along to Silverstone or watch the action live on Eurosport 2 HD