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Northfleet racer Brett Lidsey finishes third in Nurburgring Endurance Series

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Brett Lidsey secured his first GT4 class podium finish in the Nurburgring Endurance Series.

But he faces missing the next meeting due to a lack of sponsorship.

Brett Lidsey in action at the Nurburgring
Brett Lidsey in action at the Nurburgring

The Northfleet racer finished third on Saturday, having gone close in the previous two rounds of the championship.

Lidsey and Sorg Rennsport team-mate Ivan Berets had to compete in a replacement BMW M4 after their original suffered a blown engine in testing on Friday.

It didn’t stop him qualifying third, a position the duo retained throughout the race.

Lidsey, 29, said: “I’m obviously delighted to get our first podium in GT4, it’s been a frustrating season so far so to finally get a top three is fantastic.

"It still wasn’t a straightforward weekend for us, after the engine blowing in testing, but the replacement car was actually better than our original BMW – it handled the same but had softer springs in the front which helped with initial braking.

“It was a tough race, learning every lap, but the car worked well and the team did a great job as usual.

"The race was physically challenging, as I did a double stint at the end, so the end result was even more satisfying.”

Celebrations were tempered, though, with Lidsey set to miss the double-header on July 10-11 unless sufficient sponsorship can be found.

Lidsey said: “It’s disappointing we look like we’ll have to sit out the next two races, especially after this weekend’s podium, but our budget for the year was always going to be tight – more so after the step up to GT4.

"We’ll work hard to try and attract some more support, but I do expect we won’t be back until the race in September.”

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