Calan Williams is looking ahead with great excitement to Round 1 of the GT World Challenge Europe event at Monza in Italy with Belgian based team WRT.
WRT is the BMW works-supported team for the GT World Challenge and will be running BMW M4 GT3 cars. WRT is a benchmark team in world endurance racing having won an incredible 55 titles since their establishment in 2009 and is considered one of the strongest GT teams worldwide.
The GT World Challenge comprises of 5 endurance events of 3 hours or longer, including the iconic 24 hours of Spa, along with 5 sprint race events. Calan will be competing in a full program of both endurance and sprint races in the team’s Gold car, joined by Niklas Krütten for the Sprint events along with Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer for the longer Endurance races.
Round 1 is a 3 hour Endurance event and following a successful pre-season testing program Calan is looking forward to the season commencing.
“I’m really excited to be heading into my first ever endurance race at one of the world’s greatest motor racing circuits. I have plenty of great memories there in single-seaters, so I look forward to creating even more in this new discipline of motorsport for me.”
“I’ve been putting in heaps of preparation and I‘m ready to tackle this new step in my career. While I‘m confident in myself, I‘m also open minded and looking forward to the new challenges presented by endurance racing.”
Calan is also enjoying working with the team and has been impressed with the professionalism of their approach.
"WRT are an incredibly professional team, and the environment within the team is perfect for my transition into endurance racing. Their professionalism and approach prove why they are so successful."
"It’s a great privilege to be competing with one of the world’s greatest manufacturers in the BMW M4 GT3. A car which has, quite rightly, become one of the most recognisable race cars in the world."
"BMW provide huge levels of support to the team, and the infrastructure and technology that both WRT and BMW bring to the track is unbelievable."
On track action for the GT World Challenge commences at Monza on April 22 with an enormous grid of 55 cars to start the 3 hour race.