Sims is set for Silverstone

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ALEXANDER Sims is all set for this weekend’s Six Hours of Silverstone round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with French brothers Julien and Maxime Jousse again joining him with Status GP.

On a track that is within earshot of its Silverstone base, Status GP is confident of returning to the form that carried its Lola-Judd B12/80 Coupe to third in the opening European Le Mans Series round at Paul Ricard.

Sims said: “Our speed should be good this weekend so I expect our car to be in the hunt in qualifying. Making it to the finish of the race is something that has eluded us the last couple of times, but we’ve now found the issues and addressed them.

“I know Silverstone pretty well and I’ve always got on well there. I really think that my pace and the car’s speed will be good, so I’m confident of a good result for Status GP.”

This Sunday the trio is hopeful of fighting for a podium position in the LMP2 class, even if Status GP – which has focused on the ELMS and the Le Mans 24 Hours this year – is not registered for FIA WEC points.

Sims has a strong record at Silverstone, taking race wins in Formula 3 , Renault and Radical classes, and podium finishes with Status GP in GP3 last year. He is also enjoying the boost of a victory in a one-off F3 return last weekend at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Free practice takes place on Friday and Saturday, with qualifying on Saturday at 2.30pm and the race on Sunday at midday.