Andy Meyrick and the Bullitt Racing team walk away with more Championship points despite a demanding weekend at Paul Ricard.
Andy Meyrick and the Bullitt Racing team walk away with a seventh-place finish, and respective Championship points in the third round of the GT4 European Series Championship. The Malaga-based squad battled through faultless-contact, ending Saturday’s race on the first lap despite early promise and strong practice sessions, and contested a tyre puncture in race two.
Co-driver of the #33 Bullitt Racing Mercedes AMG GT4, Stephen Patrick, started today’s race in 14th, making strong progress until the front-left puncture necessitated an unscheduled pit-stop. Following a safety car period, Pattrick climbed back up the order and handed the car over to Pro-driver, Meyrick, who finished the race showing his experience with a fast, consistent performance, crossing the chequered flag in seventh.
It was a difficult weekend for the team, but determined as always, they ended with a Championship point-scoring result. The team look forward to carrying this momentum through to the next round at the end of the month at Italy’s Misano track, on the 28-30th June.
“Seventh place is a good result to take from this weekend, particularly after our DNF in race one. Stephen did brilliantly to hand me the car in race two after suffering two punctures. He’s done a really good job this weekend. The circuit isn’t ideal for us, but the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is a good all-rounder and the brand gives us excellent support. Overall, we can be very satisfied and look forward to Misano, which should be a good track for us.”
“Sunday’s race started well for us. We passed three or four cars, but then I noticed my front-left tyre had a puncture. I did another lap and had to limp in to change it. My rear-left was also going down, but I managed to hold on until the pit window and the guys did a fantastic job of changing it when we stopped for our driver change. Andy then kept moving forward and, all in all, we had a really good day. The circuit doesn’t suit the Mercedes-AMG, particularly in terms of top-end speed, but we have managed to play an excellent strategic game. Overall, it’s been a positive weekend.”