Christodoulou to make British GT3 debut with Team ABBA at Silverstone

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Official AMG Driver Adam Christodoulou will contest the remainder of the 2017 British GT Championship in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 entered by Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing.

Four years on from his successful British GT debut in his GT4 win at Silverstone in 2013, Christodoulou will make his first appearance in the GT3 class at this weekend’s Silverstone 500, alongside Martin Short and Richard Neary.

The 27-year-old will continue with the team for the rest of the season alongside Neary, the 2016 Silverstone 24 Hour winner, at prestigious circuits including Spa-Francorchamps, Brands Hatch and Donington Park.

It will be Christodoulou’s first time racing regularly on home soil since 2008, when he won the Formula Renault UK 2.0 title with CRS Scuderia.

Following a successful test at the Home of British Motorsport, Christodoulou is confident of making a strong impact on his first outing for Team ABBA, with the RAC Trophy awarded for a 500-mile race at Brooklands in 1932 up for grabs.

“I’m really excited to be racing a GT3 car in British GT for the first time,” commentedChristodoulou, who last raced in the series in 2015.

“Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to do Snetterton because I was racing at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, but Silverstone is a track that we all know well, so we just have to make sure that we make no mistakes and use everything to our advantage.

“Martin has decided to take a step back and be on the pitwall managing for the rest of the season with the GT3, so it’s good with Silverstone being a three hour race that it allows the three of us to race together. Hopefully we can send him off on a high!”

Having run strongly in the top 10 at the recent Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round at Silverstone, Christodoulou has full confidence that the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be well-suited to racing on the British circuits and that the car will allow Neary to extract his full potential.

“The British tracks are known for being tighter and more twisty than some of the bigger European tracks that I’ve been racing on these last few years, so we’ll have to see how Silverstone goes and then just continue to work hard,” said Christodoulou.

“We’ve done two tests so far and between the test he did at Snetterton and the race, he made a nice jump forward. We managed to work on the setup and get him to have a little bit more confidence, which was good to see. Hopefully that will only continue as we work together more over the remainder of the season.

“I’m really thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to getting started. Like any driver you want to race as much as possible, and I’m hoping that my experience and knowledge and contacts from AMG helps them with what they’re looking for.”

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