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COTA next up for Watson

Andrew Watson’s maiden campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship resumes this weekend as the fifth round of the season takes place with the Circuit of the Americas hosting the Lone Star Le Mans race. 

Having made an impressive start to life in the World Endurance Championship, Andrew recorded his first podium finish in the GTE Am class last time out as he and his Gulf Racing team finished in 3rd place at the 8 Hours of Bahrain. 

With 41 points to his name, Andrew and his teammates currently occupy 7th in the Drivers’ Standings as the championship heads to Asutin, Texas, for the fifth round of the season and will once again partner Michael Wainwright and Ben Barker in the #86 Porsche 911 RSR.

The 5.513-kilometre, 20-turn, counterclockwise circuit takes advantage of the naturally undulating landscape and features some of the most iconic corners on the calendar, including an intimidating 133-foot hill at Turn 1 that always provides a fantastic overtaking opportunity. 

Like a lot of the circuits of the calendar this season, this will be Andrew’s first time at the circuit but he is ready and excited for the challenge ahead of him. 

“I’m really looking forward to be heading to COTA for my first time and can’t wait to hit the track. The circuit looks like a lot of fun to drive and I’ve heard the atmosphere in and around the circuit is fantastic as well. It’s going to be a challenging weekend, and Saturday will be intense with fours of practice and qualifying taking place, but I feel prepared and can’t wait to start!”

The race weekend commences on Saturday (21 February) with the first of two practice sessions at 14:00 (GMT) and 18:45 respectively. Qualifying then takes place late Saturday night at 23:40, with the race getting underway on Sunday at 18:00. 

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