FFF Racing Team raced to a top seven result in the Asian Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Buriram – the third and penultimate round of the 2016-17 season – at Chang International Circuit in Thailand (6-8 January).
The Roger Dubuis-supported outfit’s skill and expertise was used to perfect its Lamborghini Huracan GT3’s balance and driveability and this enabled drivers Matt Bell, Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Vitantonio Liuzzi to translate a top ten grid position into a seventh-place result in what was another highly competitive Asian LMS race.
FFF Racing Team has nothing to lose and is targeting the top step of the podium with the sole McLaren of Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs in the final round of the first ever Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup season at Circuito do Estoril (21-22 October).
Early season form suggested FFF Racing would be in the mix for the inaugural GT3 Le Mans Cup title, but the Italy-based outfit fell out of the race when it was hit by a run of misfortune with the #55 McLaren 650S of Hamaguchi and Quaife-Hobbs.
The much-awaited sunshine brought out the very best of FFF Racing Team on Saturday (18 June) morning in the Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup’s headlining ‘Road to Le Mans’ race at Le Mans.
Hiroshi Hamaguchi and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs guided the #55 McLaren 650S to another sensational second position after a stirring drive, against competitors who had previously completed a 24-hour race on the 13.6km Circuit de la Sarthe.
Japanese gentleman racer Hamaguchi was slightly intimidated by the legendary French racetrack on his first run in the wet in practice.