Jersey's James Walker targets next round after Silverstone win

Walker and his team celebrate

Jersey's James Walker hopes he has done enough to earn further drives in the World Endurance Championship after helping his team win at Silverstone.

The Delta-ADR trio of ex-F1 driver Antonio Pizzonia, Thailand's Tor Graves and Walker, who was on a one-race deal, won the season opener by 45 seconds.

"My management and I will be working on getting me on track at the next round," said 29-year-old Walker

The Championship continues as Spa Francorchamps in Belgium on 4 May.

Walker's team began the Silverstone race from pole position in their Nissan.

"To take pole position at any circuit is great, but to do it at home in front of a huge crowd was amazing," he said.

In wind and rain, they dropped to second about a third of the way through the the six-hour event before Graves pitted for intermediate tyres.

He then handed over to Walker for a two-hour stint at the wheel, his first dry running of the weekend.

"To be getting your first feeling for what the car is capable of half way through a race, whilst leading, was a strange situation to be in but that's what I was given so I just had to get on with it.

"It's actually something I like as it enables you to show how you deal with extreme situations and pressure," said Walker.

"It was a case of finding a pace that I could stay at for the two hours and not risking the lead that we had built up."

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