Dennis Strandberg, best known for racing in Ginetta GT5 Challenge and the British GT Championship will make a move to front wheel drive as he takes on the competitive VAG Trophy at Brands Hatch this weekend.

The Swedishman will take to the wheel of a Maximum Motorsport run Volkswagen Scirocco during the triple header of the championship this weekend. He competed in the British GTs last year with Academy Motorsport run Aston Martin GT4 with Will Moore as his teammate. The driver pairing worked extremely well and the duo finished the season in fifth place in the drivers’ championship but won the Teams Championship. Due to funding Strandberg was unable to sign another year competing in the British GT championship.


(GT4 Aston Martin run by Academy Motorsport. Photo Credit: Sandra Hebbourn)

Strandberg raced in the Swedish Ginetta GT5 challenge and won the championship in 2013. The following year he did half of the season in the Swedish championship and then moved into the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge in the UK to compete with Academy Motorsport. Even after switching championships he finished both championships in third place. In 2015 as well as competing in the British GTs with Academy Motorsport he also competed in the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival’s GT4 class where he finished second.


(Dennis Strandberg’s beautiful helmet. Photo Credit: Sandra Hebbourn)

The experienced racer has never driven a front wheel drive car ahead of this weekend in the VAG Trophy. He is extremely excited to get the weekend underway and see how well he can do in the championship and how he can adapt to a front wheel drive car.

The VAG Trophy will be on track to qualify at 10:40am and race one at 13:15pm on Saturday. They will appear on track twice on Sunday to race at 11:50am and 14:55pm. You can watch the qualifying session and races unfold via at the times above.

© Fay Tilley 12th May 2016.