Rudd reflects on successful season
Rudd reflects on successful season

Simon Rudd has been reflecting on a truly successful 2018, which culminated in winning the GT4 class in the British Endurance Championship. 

Speaking to Kent Sports News about the season and what makes his partnership with Tom Barley so successful, and ultimately race and championship winning and quite the team.

He said: “Yes I think we are. I think a huge part of our success if down to our tight friendship, which gets underestimated. Because we get on so well, we are able to really push each other and have conversations that are straight to the point. We even have a pre-race meet up before each round which gets us focused on the weekend ahead.”

As season’s go it really couldn’t have got much better for Simon with 14 races and 14 podiums for on their way to the 2018 GT4 championship.

He added: “Yep, we couldn’t have done much more. We delivered as drivers and the team gave us a super quick reliable car all year – it’s such a team effort and credit goes to everyone involved.

“The night races at Brands were great for us. We had so much support throughout the weekend which really pushed us on to get a great result – looking out from the podium it was great to have so much support there – a sea of pink bottle hats everywhere.”

At the start of the season Simon and Tom both set the target of winning the GT4 class championship and as it turned out that is exactly what they achieved.

“Our aim was to win the GT4 championship. It is by far the most competitive class in the championship and we are so happy we came out on top. It was great to race close against our sister car and the x-bow throughout the season – it was good fun.

Both Simon and Tom are considered their options for the 2019 season as the dust settles on the 2018 season, as they look to put their plans in place.

He said: “We have a few options available to us for 2019 – as you can imagine it is all funding dependant!”

Finally we asked Simon to look back on his season and pick out a moment that really stood out as a favourite for him.

He added: “For me, the Brands Night races were the best. It was a great way to end of the season with 2 wins, 2 fastest laps and 2 poles!”

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