Martin Brundle keen to continue sportscar return
|By Sam Tremayne||Friday, August 24th 2012, 10:05 GMT|
Martin Brundle says he is open to future sportscar outings after earning a 'surprise' opportunity to race in this weekend's World Endurance Championship round at Silverstone.
The Silverstone event will be Brundle's first sportscar race on home soil since 1991.
The Briton, winner of the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours, returned to the race this year when he partnered son Alex at the Greaves Motorsport squad.
Brundle admitted he was time limited as to what he could still do, but said the nostalgia of both his Le Mans and impending home soil returns has reignited his passion.
"I enjoyed Le Mans massively, even more than I thought I was going to," Brundle said ahead of this weekend's 6 Hours of Silverstone.
"I just loved being at Le Mans without being the lead driver of a works team with tens of millions of backing and where you had to deliver. I went for my own pleasure and it turned out to be just that.
"This weekend is a second opportunity that I never expected, which is nice - I like surprises.
"I'm time limited aren't I, but I've really enjoyed racing again and I had the pace at Le Mans. I struggled at night a bit, but that is the one thing you can never get around no matter how much determination you have."
The ex-Formula 1 driver admitted that his initial motivation in returning had been to help his son, but that he enjoyed the experience more than he had expected.
"The main reason I did it was to help Alex get a start in sportscars, so mission accomplished there, but I have gone and enjoyed it and caught the bug," said Brundle.
"If I got the chance in an LMP1 at Le Mans I would definitely do that. We'll see what next year brings, wait and see what happens."
You can read about Brundle's Magic Moment in sportscars in this week's Group C Special AUTOSPORT magazine.