Fensport have campaigned a 2 car team in this year’s Toyota Sprint Series.
Adrian Smith driving the familiar Fensport GT86R and also Stan Hawrylak driving a similar but normally aspirated GT86.
Adrian driving the GT86R takes the overall championship win, with Stan taking a class win and a superb 2nd overall.
As you can imagine the team are ecstatic with the result and couldn’t of wished for a better year.
Fensport GT86R – Adrian reports
“Wow what a year, the racing has been so much closer this year, making this championship win, one to remember!
We started off the season at Snetterton very poorly with a 6th overall in appalling wet conditions, we were caught out and had the wrong (dry) tyres. From round 2 on we have been very competitive securing 4 overall wins and a 2nd place.
But the event to remember was Cadwell park the final round, it was another very wet day and very challenging! We had the correct (wet) tyres this time around and a more progressive LSD making the car much more controllable in the slippery conditions. I was able to attack the track as I would in the dry and take the overall win, beating even the 4wd cars!”
The GT86R has just got even better, throughout the year, with the addition of Cosworth prototype engine internals along with Avo stage 4 turbocharger and mid season the fitting of a Samsonas sequential gearbox
Power output is now around 470bhp and the car has performed fantastic all year.
Adrian’s GT86R on his way to 1st overall at Blyton Park
Adrian reports “We have done it! I am so happy and so proud of what we have achieved this year, the car has just been awesome to drive, the new modifications, the wide track, the power from the Avo turbo, the handling, it’s just a dream car to drive! Thank you to everyone who has supported us all year”
“It all started back in 2014 after speaking with Adrian and his team at Fensport, I knew I wanted to work with them after I had finished 3rd overall in last year’s championship. The team took me under their wing and have transformed my car turning it in to a full blown racer, stripped, Cusco roll cage, seats and harnesses were fitted along with new BC coilovers and the full range of Summit and Swave chassis parts. Power has been increased to around 230bhp with Ecutek Race Rom and using a HKS manifold, Miltek exhaust system, lightweight pulleys, flywheel and carbon propshaft the car has been incredible and a dream to drive all year!
“I had a similar poor start to Adrian at the 1st event also running the wrong tyre for the conditions, it was Blyton in the dry where I could finally attack and see how good this new car was and claim a healthy 6th overall and 1st in class. For round 3 was my 1st podium finishing in 3rd, round 4 was my best result of the year going one better and I was so pleased to finish 2nd overall. Round 5 at Blyton was tough with 3 turbocharged cars ahead 4th was another good result!
Heading in to the final round I had a 1 point advantage from Simon Marsh and all the pressure of a final round at Cadwell Park in the wet! The day started great running in 2nd to Adrian at lunchtime in the rain was simply awesome! However it started to dry in the afternoon and 2 of the bigger power cars just got in front, I hung on to an amazing 4th overall which was good enough to clinch 2nd overall in the whole championship!”
A Fensport 1-2 was the dream we had hoped for at the beginning of the year!!
A big Cheers and thank you to all our helpers and sponsors throughout the year!