Graham Nash Motorsport is gearing-up to compete in its first ever event at Oschersleben in Germany this weekend, as its two Saleen S7-Rs take to the track for the eighth round of the FIA GT Championship.

At Anderstorp the team proved that it could compete with the championship leaders in terms of raw pace, the #7 Saleen of Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton starting from an impressive second on the grid ahead of the Ferrari Maranellos, Lister Storms and Chrysler Vipers.

Sadly, in an action-packed contest, a tussle with Andrea Piccini in a Lister Storm sowed the seeds for the premature retirement of the Saleen.

GNM's team manager Gordon Davies commented: "Anderstorp was really a case of what might have been, with Tommy putting on a tremendous performance for the first quarter of the race. Looking ahead, from what we have seen of Oschersleben so far, it is going to be a big test for drivers and cars alike.

"The tight, winding nature of the track makes it a completely different experience from the Swedish circuit, with overtaking opportunities much more limited. Despite the challenges, we will be pushing for the front row in qualifying again and hope for a points finish this time around."

GNM currently lies sixth in the team championship but, with only 10.5 points between the British outfit and third place, will be looking for a result from both Saleens - the second one driven by Ni Amorim, Pedro Chaves and Miguel Ramos - to drive its way back-up the table.

 

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