Bilski ready for a tough four race season finale

Published on October 15th, 2010

GT4 Asia Cup Championship leader, Daniel Bilski is expecting a tough event this weekend at the Autopolis International Circuit. Not only will there be four races for the Series, it will be made even tougher as the drivers from the GT4 Asia Cup will be joined by the GT3 Asia drivers for three rounds.

It is the Championship deciding weekend and Bilski is currently holding only a ten point lead from second placed man Ryan Marsden. With a combined grid of 27 drivers, a circuit he has never raced on and forty points up for grabs, it will be an exciting battle all the way around for the drivers.

“Its really going to be an exciting weekend because we have never had a schedule this tight before. I am really looking forward to it,” said Bilski before the Free Practice session held today.

“It’s really going to be a challenge for everybody. Four races, four practices, the cars will be put through hell and the drivers as well. Physically it’s going to be really tough.”

Bilski has never raced at the Autopolis circuit and will be relying on his Road & Track Team Manager, Barry Forth’s experience to help him through the weekend.

“It’s my first time here. It’s a fantastic location, brilliant scenery and it’s a classic Japanese circuit. I have driven the circuit only on the simulator, so I am really looking forward to it. I am certainly going to be relying on Barry’s experience to help me out this week,” he continued with a smile.

Having had a four race winning streak, Bilski looks strong to maintain the lead, but with the Ginetta’s of Matthew Perry and Nigel Farmer of Track Torque Racing, better suited to the tight and twisty circuit, it will be a tough fight for the win.

“Our aim this weekend is to leave on Sunday feeling that we did our best. We are leading the championship now through a bit of luck and a bit of design. It’s going to be really tough. With the points on offer this weekend, my lead is not going to count for much, so we are really going to have to push to the max here in every single race. It’s going to be close and it’s going to be really tough work,” ended Bilski.

Throw into the mix a confident looking Adrian Henry D’Silva who has been consistently in the points, the pairing of Marsden with Mark Williamson for Concord Dynaten Motorsports and an ever changing track temperature it will be hard to predict who will get the honours of being the first GT4 Asia Cup Champion.

Rounds 5 & 6 of the GT4 Asia Cup will be held on Saturday, 16 October 2010 at 12.40pm and 4.20pm (Japan time) respectively, while Round 7 will be held on Sunday, 17 October at 8.15am with the final race of the season later that same day at 12.40pm.

words & pix: Motorsport Asia

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