30 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE GT MAKES PROMISING GRAND-AM DEBUT | Sportscar Racing News


In a Grand-Am race at Laguna (Sunday 8 September), the TRG-AMR Martin Vantage GT made championship debut in the headlining series, with Aston works driver Darren (GB) supporting TRG-AMR Brandon Davis (US). In the Tire Sports Car Challenge race, AMR partner team Motorsports narrowly missed out on a overdue win, with lead car, driven by Maxwell (CAN) and Jade (US), crashing out in a dramatic lap scramble for victory.

The Vantage GT, this weekend run by Martin Racing partner TRG-AMR, is based on the hugely Vantage GT3 but designed and built to regulations making it suitable for year’s inaugural United Car Racing championship season.

who was sent over to the team to develop the car comments: “We started tenth and finished in tenth, for a car’s debut race is result. We used this as a test session; we needed to loads of data so that we can on improving it. Throughout the race the was getting better and the guys did a job to help it develop lap-after-lap, as as nailing every pit stop.

“Grand-Am is incredibly competitive and the here have been it for many years. We’d expect to walk in with a new car and be straight away but to finish, and to such great progress, to a positive future for the Vantage

Over in the Grand-Am support the Continental Tire Sports Car Multimatic Motorsports had an exciting with its three Vantage and, heading towards the lap under the safety car were in and sixth. However, as the green waved an all-out one lap sprint to the ensued, and with Maxwell to clinch the first win for the team, a big and contact occurred, with cars losing out, being classified 10th and in the GS class.

Meanwhile, back in Europe, in a weekend for Aston Martin and its partner teams, V12 Vantage were in action across the

Aston Martin Racing team Beechdean AMR took in the overseas round of the British GT at Zandvoort, Holland; a result enough to secure Andrew (GB) and Jonny Adam’s position of championship leaders into the final round.

Over at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, GPR dominated in the Belgian GT Championship, the first and second place on the podium in the GT3 and first place in the GT4 In the International GT Open, the team had success finishing in second with its Vantage GT3.

In the 24 Hours, Aston Martin drivers Stefan Mücke and Bruno Senna (BR) Barwell Motorsports drivers Poole (GB) and Richard (GB) in their Vantage

Mücke put the car on pole for the start of the and set the fastest lap before, in the early of the morning, a backmarker sent the spinning into the wall the race for the team. Mücke was to hospital but suffered no major

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