Simply Race has set its sights firmly on first place in the 24H SILVERSTONE race with Team Altran Peugeot when driver Bradley Philpot takes to the helm at the Northamptonshire circuit this April.
Philpot, a regular Simply Race driver and senior Palmersport instructor, competed in the Race Of Champions at the former Olympic Stadium in London last November, beating the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in the Pro Skills Challenge.
The first edition of the new 24H SILVERSTONE race, part of the FIA sanctioned 24H SERIES championship, will take place on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd of April. More than 70 teams from across the globe are already on the entry list which is divided into 7 classes. Bradley Philpot will be driving the 208 GTi Peugeot Sport #208 sponsored by Simply Race in the A3 class, partnering with a group of drivers who are all previous race winners in the class with the team. The 24H SILVERSTONE is the first race of the 24H SERIES that is open only to Touring Cars and therefore Team Altran Peugeot UK is aiming not only at a class win, but also at the overall podium with its two cars.
"I'm thrilled that Simply Race have chosen to support my efforts in the 24H Silverstone with Team Altran and Peugeot UK.", said Philpot. "The ability to test at the circuit using the simulators at Simply Race will be crucial during my preparation for this gruelling event."
"It's fantastic to be able to support such a talented driver. Bradley has helped us tremendously in builing the SRTCC championship and we're just excited to see Bradley get back into competitive racing with a strong team," said Ben Turner, Managing Director of Simply Race.
The 208 GTi race car is a prototype, only three of which were built by Peugeot Sport in Vélizy, France. It shares the same 1600cc EP6 CDT Turbocharged engine and Torsen limited slip differential as the recent range of GTi road cars from Peugeot, albeit with the engine upgraded to 300bhp. The car weighs only 1000kg and utilises a bespoke sequential paddleshift gearbox. It is adorned with a striking black and red coupe-franche livery.
Every session of the event will be broadcast live in HD online at 24HSeries.com, with expert commentary from RadioLeMans.com.
The race, which starts at 4PM on the 2nd of April, will enjoy extensive live coverage on Motors TV which is free to air in the UK.