Nick Boulle makes his first foray into the Indianapolis 8-hour Presented by AWS on Sunday, October 17th. Boulle joins Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) with a new driver line up including AM driver Adrian D’Silva and experienced endurance driver Jeff Kingsley in the Porsche 911 GT3R.
“I am thrilled to be back in a racecar, even better a Porsche 911 GT3R,” said Nick Boulle. “Like many in the sport, COVID changed my sponsorship model, so to be able to get back to driving at Indianapolis- the Brickyard – is a dream for me. We have a very strong squad for the weekend with co-drivers Adrian D’Silva and Jeff Kingsley. I’m ready.”
This will be EBM’s first attempt at the Indianapolis 8 Hour as the team makes their introductory appearance in an IGTC race in the United States. Although a new partnership, all three drivers collectively bring experience to the table and are sure to impress on debut as a team. Boulle previously won the ROLEX 24 Hours at Daytona and claimed third place in the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa driving a Ferrari 488 GT3 car for Rinaldi Racing at the Spa-Francorchamps.
The competition marks the largest-ever entry for an Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli round in North America. 41 cars will tackle the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (October 15-17). Three cars will be fielded in the Porsche 911 GT3 R. IGTC entries include one silver and two Pro-Am. EBM has been nominated by Porsche, is contesting InterContinental’s Pro-Am Challenge.
INDIANAPOLIS 8 HOUR TIMETABLE (All times CT)
Friday, Oct. 15
8:20 – 8:50 am: Bronze Test Session
10:20 am – 11:50 pm: Free Practice
Saturday, Oct. 16
7:30 – 9:00 am: Pre-Qualifying
1:00 – 1:15 pm: Qualifying 1
1:22 – 1:32 pm: Qualifying 2
1:45 – 2:00 pm: Qualifying 3
3:20 – 3:35 pm: Pole Shootout top-15
Sunday, Oct. 17
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS
You can find the live timing link and other T&S information at https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/214106.
Streaming and TV Coverage
All races are streamed for free live at YouTube.com/GTWorld or via the series websites. You can also find the CBS Sports airing times for each series on the Indianapolis event page of each series website. The Indianapolis 8 Hour will be aired live on CBS Sports Sunday with two TV windows – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT. The full race will be aired on YouTube.com/GTWorld and Facebook.
Sirius XM Radio
Fans also can listen to all the action Saturday and Sunday on Siruis XM radio on Channel 392, On the WebApp channel 992.