Brandon Gdovic is “pretty confident” about his championship hopes heading into today’s pair of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America title-deciding races at Jerez with a six-point deficit.
Gdovic, who drives the Precision Performance Motorsports car with Conor Daly, is second in the championship standings to leaders Corey Lewis and Richard Antinucci.
With 30 points available across the two races, Gdovic is happy that the gap is small enough to overcome if he and Daly have a strong performance in both races.
The PPM duo are in strong spirits coming off a double victory last time out at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where Daly rejoined the team after missing the VIR round for his IndyCar commitments.
“Six points behind is definitely not unattainable,” Gdovic told Sportscar365.
“I really wish it was four. [Antinucci] made that last-lap pass on the No. 27 car in that second race at Laguna that gave them two extra points there, which is a pretty huge difference.
“We need to finish three positions ahead of them to tie, and if we tie, we get the tie-breaker with the most wins. Really, we’re looking at needing to get three spots ahead of them throughout the two races here.
“Being only two spots ahead would be a lot easier. I’m pretty confident about it, we’ve got a quick car.
“The goal is just to do the same thing we did in Laguna with no mistakes, and if we win both races we won’t even have to worry about it, getting six points there if they finish second in both.
“That’s just the goal. For us, we have everything to gain and they have everything to lose so the pressure’s kind of more so on them and for us it’s just focus forward.”
Daly isn’t in the title hunt because he missed the VIR races where Gdovic picked up 26 points alongside Shinya Michimi, but Gdovic says that his teammate still deserves to win the title as much as himself.
“We won’t feel any different, and we won’t feel as if he didn’t win it,” Gdovic said. “I’ll saw the trophy in half when we get home and give him half of it!
“He played a role all year long and obviously he just had the one IndyCar race so he couldn’t do VIR, but he’s been part of it the whole time so I don’t look at it as just me. It’s both of us and we’re both gunning for it.”