John Martin battled wet conditions in the first WEC in Silverstone at the weekend.
John Martin battled wet conditions in the first WEC in Silverstone at the weekend.

Former Blackwater driver aims ‘to win everything’

AUSSIE driver John Martin has a plan for his second year in the FIA World Endurance Championship and coming second isn't part of it.

After finishing second overall in the 2012 championship, taking two pole positions and winning four of the eight rounds, Martin is determined to secure the LMP2 championship in 2013.

When asked what we could expect to see from him in 2013, the former Blackwater local made it clear.

"I'd like to say a lot of pole positions, a lot of fastest laps and a lot of race wins," he said.

"Points make prizes at the end of the day, so if we're in a position to gain maximum points we will.

"If not, then we'll try to salvage the best that we can.

"The goal this year is to win everything and the championship at the end of the year is the big goal."

The goal was tested in the first round of the championshipin Silverstone, UK, at the weekend. Martin took the lead in the LMP2 class and held it for more than an hour, when showers arrived.

He took over the drive just before the end of the first hour and worked hard to move the car up from fourth to first in the LMP2 class.

But 15 minutes into the third hour, coming out from Club Corner, Martin hit the pit wall and the number 26 car needed extensive repairs.

But he claimed the fastest lap of the race and top speed.


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