British GT: Silverstone 500 preview with Alex Reed

Round 5 of the British GT Championship takes place at Silverstone this weekend, with 51 entrants into the three-hour race. Alex Reed with be driving for Lanan Racing, along with Joey Foster, as the pair hope to go for gold at the iconic circuit.
The Silverstone 500 will be a challenge to all racers and machines alike, with rain expected during the race. Despite this, Reed remains optimistic that if the sun doesn’t, then he and the team will at least shine at Silverstone.

“The start of the year for us (Lanan Racing) has been extremely difficult and very much a learning curve,” Reed spoke, ahead of the weekend.

“We’ve gone from highs to lows – mostly lows- and feel that our true performance has not been represented properly in our race efforts.

“I think now that we’ve left behind all of the most difficult circuits on the calendar, we’ll start to show true pace and hopefully will tally up some good results.”

Last time out, the team were plagued with mechanical failures which saw a disappointing DNF. Nonetheless, Reed is adamant that they will bounce back from their dry run.

“Oulton was painful,” Reed spoke, “ but at the end of the day, we know that we tried our hardest and we will carry a positive mentality going into Silverstone.

“Even though the Ginetta has been the strongest car so far in the championship this year, people are saying that it will lose out heavily in Silverstone with its long straights and lack of corners.

“Personally, I believe the Ginetta has some hidden potential and will surprise many at the 500.”

Alex Reed is currently 8th in the GT 4 driver standings, with Lanan Racing in their Ginetta G55 GT4 an overall 8th also.

Reed is certainly looking to add to his point tally at Silverstone, in front of one of the biggest crowds on the calendar.

“I’m looking forward to the race, I hope to end the race with a podium finish against all the odds,” he finished, determined for a repeat of the success the team had at Rockingham, where a 3rd place was granted.

On a personal note, I cannot wait to be track-side, enjoying the action. It will be my first trip to the home of British Motorsport too!

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