Spaniard Javier Escobar made a strong debut in the GT4 South European Series stepping onto the podium in front of his home fans
Javier Escobar is an avid GT racer in the Spanish motor racing scene. Escobar is the reigning Class 3 champion in the Spanish GT Championship, which the 49-year-old driver sealed at the wheel of his E2P-run Ginetta G50.
Madrid-born Escobar kept on moving to the next level and successfully graduated to the GT4 South European Series at Jarama last month. Back behind the wheel of his multi-winning Ginetta car, Escobar made a stunning impression at his home round. After spinning off, he fought back to finish second in GTC class in race one. Escobar still found further performance for race 2 as he took his maiden class win and finished 3rd overall… at only his first appearance in the GT4 South European Series!
Questions & Answers
The round at Jarama was your first appearance in the GT4 South European Series. Did you enjoy racing there?
“Of course! It was a very enjoyable weekend from my side. In addition, we shared the event with other highly competitive racing series, which attracted large and enthusiastic crowds of all ages to the circuit.”
As you are well aware, this is the inaugural season of the GT4 South European Series. What are your first impressions on Race Ready as the series’ organizer?
“Overall, Race Ready did a nice job all weekend long. I particularly liked the series’ excellent media attention.”
Which ones do you consider to be the strengths of the GT4 South European Series?
“It is a key factor to make sure every car can produce the same performance on track because it guarantees close racing. At the same time, I think there is scope for making the GT4 South European Series even harder-fought and more competitive.”
Would you like to contest other additional rounds of the GT4 South European Series?
“I would of course like to contest other rounds of the GT4 South European Series but due to budget constraints it isn’t that easy at the moment.”