Priaulx targeting hat-trick and title

ANDY PRIAULX has arrived in Bahrain aiming for a hat-trick of wins that could secure Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK a class title in their first year.

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The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing No. 67 Ford GT of Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell, who will be looking to make it a hat-trick of wins in Bahrain this weekend. (Picture by Drew Gibson Photography)

The Six Hours of Bahrain race is the final round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship and Priaulx is confident that he and teammate Harry Tincknell can follow up their back-to-back victories in Japan and China with another podium-topping performance on Saturday.

This is another new track for the Guernsey driver, but so were Fuji and Shanghai and they presented him with no problems learning them.

‘Bahrain is another new track for me, so I am going to do lots of work on the simulator, as I have done for the previous races,’ Priaulx said.

‘Without doubt our target is to win there and I can’t think of a better way of signing off this year than completing the hat-trick.’

  • More in Thursday’s Guernsey Press.