High hopes end low for Oman Racing at Silverstone

High hopes end low for Oman Racing at Silverstone

Home turf and a determination to better their performance from last time out in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup was supposed to be enough for Oman Racing by TF Sport to do well in the second round of their Silver Cup season at Silverstone at the weekend.

With eight other class entries competing against the #97 Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 of Ahmad Al Harthy, Euan McKay and Charlie Eastwood, it was always going to be an intense battle for success, particularly against the extremely fast #54 Emil Frey Jaguar, and through Free Practice and Pre Qualifying things were looking good for the Surrey based team.

By the end of the three Qualifying sessions on Sunday morning, their combined and averaged qualifying time of 1:58:148 was enough for them to start third in class albeit 15 places the class pole setting Jaguar but the #90 Mercedes ahead of them in class was subsequently penalised and placed to the rear of the grid - a P2 start for the #97 car then!

Al Harthy was first in the car through the difficult opening stages of the race, having to circumvent navigate debris on track as the Silver Cup championship leading #90 Mercedes suffered a sudden and catastrophic tyre blow out landing them heavily into the wall at Copse in the opening minutes of the race. By the time a cautious Al Harthy had finished his hour long stint he had dropped back to P6 in class although McKay (next in the car) was soon able to recover to and hold onto to P4 in class in the opening few laps of his stint.

Such was his progress through the field that he was comfortably holding P3 in class at the end of his 30 laps and just over seven seconds behind his class leaders ahead but nearly 30 seconds ahead those behind him (in class).

Handing the #97 car to the 'faster' Charlie Eastwood, the race was looking good for (a) a decent high end finish or (b) that becoming a class podium position in its own right just under an hours time but motor racing can be cruel sometimes. Eastwood rejoined the challenge that McKay had instigated against the #78 Barwell Lamborghini for P2 in class  - a dice that could have gone to the end with little over 20 minutes of the race remaining but contact was made with another Lamborghini in another class causing steering damage to the #97 car that necessitated a return to pit lane.

The time lost in the garage effecting the replacement of a bent steering arm was enough of course to drop the Oman Racing team down the timing screen, and whilst they did get out on track before the end, there wasn't enough time to try and recover the situation. P5 was their finishing position.

“It’s disappointing as again we showed good pace,” stated TF Sport Director Tom Ferrier. “A podium was on the cards easy. Massive credit to the guys to fix and turnaround the car that fast as we still got a fifth place and good points. We cannot afford any slip ups now moving forward if we are serious about winning this championship.”

Next up on the calendar is the longer day into night 1000km's race from Paul Ricard in southern France which again pre cursors the big event at the 24Hour of Spa Francorchamps at the end of July.

Its going to be a steep hill for the team to climb but we certainly won't put anything past them!

Photo credits - BES

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 |
Watch it at Le Mans and drive home away afterwards!

Watch it at Le Mans and drive home away afterwards!

On the subject of the Aston Martin Racing Festival from Le Mans next month, hows about chipping into to purchasing this fully rebuilt AMR V8 Vantage GT4 having watched its current owner race it at  the Circuit de La Sarthe.

Fully rebuilt to zero miles ready for the 2018 calendar, this 22GT Racing prepared is available to buy straight after the Festival event and the owner invites you down to Le Mans to watch it with a full AMR Hospitality package thrown in to boot!

Full details can be found HERE
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 |
Calling all designers!

Calling all designers!

Aston Martin Racing Festival runners, JM Littman and Rik Breukers are looking for inspirational design ideas for the front end of their Academy Motorsport V8 Vantage GT4.

With their entry now confirmed by Aston Martin Racing, their car will be part of a trio of cars from the Worestershire based team and one of 24 GT4's taking part in the Festival around the hallowed Circuit de La Sarthe next month in support of the 24Hour event itself so they are looking for something to stand out.

Attention designers / wrap companies 
We need a really cool design for our Aston Martin GT4 race at the Le 
Mans 24 GT4 race. We're just looking at the bonnet / front area of the car and I would love to see some designs and ideas ! 
Something with the Union Jack maybe with the Dutch Flag ? 
If you're a company and want your logo on the car - then we can also 
look at that. So let me know your ideas. And we'll pick the best one 
early next week !!

Interested parties should contact JM Littman directly via his Instagram account JML930
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 |
R-Motorsports dominating performance hangs under a cloud

R-Motorsports dominating performance hangs under a cloud

It would be a shame to think that R-Motorsport's otherwise faultless display in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup meeting at Silverstone over the weekend could come to nothing if they fail to win their appeal for alleged sporting regulation irregularities.

With the team having come away form the opening round of the Blancpain Series in Monza with a DNF and a lowly P9 finish, they had hoped that the expanse of the Silverstone circuit would allow their two V12 Vantage GT3's to stretch their legs.

With a steady improvement between their two cars over the Free Practice and Pre Qualifying sessions, its was Mathieu Vaxiviere who made the defining statement for the #76 car early in Q1 this morning setting a time of 1:56:637 - a time that would not be beaten although Nicki Thiim was required to put in a quicker lap in Q3 to improve their three way average lap time to retain that position at the end.

With the exception of less than one complete lap, the #76 car put in a faultless light to flag performance to take the overall win at the end of the three hour race. Vaxiviere started the race for the team and for a time had the team's sister #62 car acting as 'wing man' as he built up a lead from the #88 Mercedes. Pitting one lap later than the #88 car, Jake Dennis found himself coming out of the National pit land just behind the Mercedes but by the time they had reached Luffield for the first time, the Red Bull F1 tester had reclaimed the overall lead that they would not be relinquished again.

That left Thiim with the relative simple matter of just having to drive for his hour long stint managing the gap to the cars behind which he did leaving eleven seconds in the bag at the chequered flag.

For the sister car #62 car of Alex Brundle, Marvin Kirchhofer and Maxime Martin, they were never able to quite match the pace of the #76 car and would ultimately finish P5 overall - a finish that was still an improvement from last time and comes with a decent haul of points.

For the #76 car, there remains this appeal process that remains in place after series officials found that the cars data logger had not collected any data during the Qualifying process earlier in the day. As the team formally appealed that decision with the Stewards they were allowed to keep their qualifying position for the start of the race.

Until the series conclude this appeal process the race result shall remain provisonal.

Either way in that process, Silverstone was a still a magical event for the team running the oldest iteration of GT3 car in the top flight European series. Whilst the alleged transgressions are matter of fact, they were not performance enhancing so what was seen on track was true pace.

The teams now just have two weeks to settle themselves for the day to night race that is the 1000kms of Paul Ricard.

Photo credits - Blancpain
Sunday, May 20, 2018 |
Hud Motorsport frustrated by guesting Audi R8 in GT Cup

Hud Motorsport frustrated by guesting Audi R8 in GT Cup

If it wasn't for the presence of that pesky Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS, then Nigel Hudson's Aston Martin Racing's V12 Vantage GT3 would have had a clean sweep of round two of the GT Cup Championship from Brands Hatch - or so they say!

Having enjoyed a cracking start to the 2018 Championship at Donington Park last month, the Hudson/Adam Wilcox combo enjoyed a win and two second places with their JMH prepared car and were obviously hoping that Brands Hatch would permit them to improve upon that performance but that plan hadn't figured on Optimum Motorsport entering their GT Open car as a one off to help the development of their two drivers in that championship.

Such was the dominance of the #96 Audi that they scored the best time in all track sessions except for not being on pole for the start of Race 2 on Saturday.

With the rules requiring Hudson (Am) to race alone in the first two races of the event on Saturday, he transposed a P4 start to the race to a P2 finish in a shortened first race due to a nasty looking incident with a back marker getting nailed from behind by a faster McLaren which necessitated a red flag.

For race 2, Hudson started from P3 on the grid before earning himself another P2 finish (behind the Audi) at the end of that 25 minute race but some 23 seconds back.

Sunday's race of course allowed the inclusion of the teams' professional drivers and Wilcox was sure that he could match the pace of the #96 Audi if the team could resolve their apparent (soft) brake issue. They would finishing morning warm up and Qualifying in P2.

With the #96 car again soon making its escape up the track from the off, the #12 Hud Motorsport car found itself having to fend off the attentions of the yellow FF Corse 488 Challenge car with both cars pitting together at the half way point. By this point the gap from 1st to second was already 22 seconds so it was again just a question of the next two steps of the podium.

After that point, the power differences between the GTO class Aston and the GTC class Ferrari, despite the Pro drivers now aboard, allowed Wilcox to move comfortably away from the Ferrari to end the race nearly a lap ahead.

Overall, that result would be the team's third - second place of the meeting which, in the absence of any official confirmation, should place the #12 car at the head of the GTO Class as the championship's annual pilgrimage to Spa Francorchamps in early June.

For the Chris Murphy/Adam Hatfield pairing - their Brands Hatch event was aboard a Team Hard Ginetta GT55 GT4 as their normal Aston Martin Racing GT4 was extensively damaged during a test for the Britcar Endurance Championship last week.

The other Aston runner at Brands was the Ultimate Speed prepared V12 Vantage GT3 for Mike Brown and Paul Cripps as they used the event to prepare themselves for the forthcoming Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans next month.

Photo credits - Steve Jackman / GT Cup

Sunday, May 20, 2018 |
Room for improvement for the AMR runners in Blancpain?

Room for improvement for the AMR runners in Blancpain?

After all the incident and drama that was the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup from Monza last month, the three Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 runners will each be looking to improve upon their performance at this weekends second round from Silverstone.

Monza resulted in two decent opening results for the #62 R-Motorsport car of Alex Brundle, Marvin Kirchhofer and Maxime Martin for finishing P9 overall in the Pro class and a class P5 for the #97 Oman Racing car of Ahmad Al Harthy, Charlie Eastwood and Euan McKay in their Silver Cup class. For the remaining #76 R-Motorsport car, Monza was an unfortunate DNF despite their early promising pace in the race.

For many of the drivers, not just in the AMR cars, Silverstone will be the third weekend of a hectic schedule of works after the opening round of the WEC at Spa and then the ADAC Zurich N24 at the Nordschleife last weekend but with Le Mans looming, Silverstone will not allow time for any rest.

With 52 cars again entered into the race, even the apparent expanse of the Silverstone circuit will soon look busy with cars spread between the four classes around the 3.1mile track.

"We believe the Aston Martin will be strong at this circuit and all three drivers know the track well. We have some improvements to make over Monza both from the team and from the drivers, but I’m confident we’ll be in the hunt for podium positions.” said TF Sport team Principle Tom Ferrier.

R-Motorpsort meanwhile will be buoyed by the momentum gained from a good finish at the N24 from both Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin whilst Jake Dennis will be fired up after his recent Red Bull F1 test but again, everything will be done to just how the best performing cars at Monza have been adjusted (BoP) by the Series as clearly some had a greater performance threshold than others.

Track action will begin tomorrow with Free Practice before the Pre Qualifying session in the Afternoon. Qualifying itself is on Sunday morning ahead of the three hour race itself that starts at 15:00hrs.

it also appears that should you get down to the R-Motorosport suite in the paddock you will be able to feast your eyes upon a new Aston Martin Vantage!!

Friday, May 18, 2018 |
GT Cup reconvenes at Brands Hatch

GT Cup reconvenes at Brands Hatch

The second event of the 2018 Bute GT Cup Championship starts tomorrow from Brands Hatch with another three races around the iconic Grand Prix loop for the twenty four car entry.

Having had a near perfect start to the season, the #12 Hud Motorsport duo of Nigel Hudson and Adam Wilcox return looking to still improve upon the 1st/2nd/2nd results last time out at Donington in their Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3.

Usual full season GT4 competitors, Whitebridge AMR will not however be at the event having suffered one of their cars being (?) written off in a testing accident before the Britcar event at Silverstone this time last week and with that car being (?) repaired/replaced and their second car being prepared for the Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans next month, drivers Chris Murphy and Adam Hatfield have swapped over to a Ginetta G55 GT4 from the Team Hard stable.

Mentioning the AMR Festival, the Ultimate Racing team of Mike Brown returns to the track at GT Cup meeting for what is expected to be another one-off event (seen above testing at Brands Hatch earlier this week) as he and co driver Paul Cripps prepare themselves for the big event at Le Sarthe. Don't expect those horrible looking extended exhaust silencers to feature in the race weekend though!!

As usual, the meeting will feature three races - two for the Am driver racing solo on Saturday with a third race on Sunday featuring a pit stop and driver change.

Photo credit - Steve Jackman
Friday, May 18, 2018 |
A look at the AMR Festival Line up

A look at the AMR Festival Line up

Thirty eight race cars past and present from the Aston Martin Racing collective family will return to the Circuit de La Sarthe next month for the third running of the Aston Martin Racing Festival that runs in support of the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Finally announced earlier today, this years provisional entry list boasts a plethora of the marque's 'backbone' Vantage racing platform in both GT3 and GT4 format as well as examples of its predecessors in the GT1 and GT2 class. Joining them on the sacred track again will this time be two examples of the bespoke Vulcan after having only ran demonstration laps last time out in 2015.

Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer will again lead the pack from the front (or middle or rear of the grid - dependant upon where he qualifies), a pack that will also have a number of racing household names within its midsts. They include ex. F1 racer and TV pundit Martin Brundle, Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, TV chef and now part time racer Paul Hollywood as well as a 'once in a three year' return to the race track for Prodrive's David Richards and MD of AMR, John Gaw.

Other more familiar and Aston Martin Racing associated names just keep rolling off the tongue with the likes of Tom Alexander, Andrew Howard, Peter Cate, Jamie Chadwick and Jan Struve. The driver line of of Benny Simonsen and Lasse Sorensen in the #95 Young Driver AMR GTE is particularly appealing.

In a change to 2015, none of the drivers listed HERE will feature in the main 24 hour race.

We welcome Team Brit to the big stage with their V8 Vantage GT4 in what will only be their second race in the GT class having scored an class win in their first race last week in AMOC.

Racing members of the new Masters Endurance Legends series will also get their first taste of the festival - people like Alexander Lienau, owner of the Bilstein liveried Vantage GT3 who has been trying to attend such an event ever since buying the car from Paul White a couple of years ago with the car that he (White) and Tom Onslow-Cole won the event in back in 2015.

Joining Lienau from the series will also be the GT1 big boys of Nikolas Ditting with Dieter and Dominik Roschmann in their DBR9's.

Unfortunately and despite previous comments, this time around we will not get to see another Lola P1 strutting her stuff around the circuit as Stuart Hall did in 2015 with the Rofgo Collection car - incidentally, the Rofgo Collection will not be there at all which is a shame.

The only query regarding the event lies around one of the Whitebridge AMR GT4 cars after one of their two cars was written off in a testing accident at Silverstone at the Britcar meeting last week - that is why Chris Murphy and Adam Hatfield are racing a Ginetta in this weeks GT Cup events from Brands Hatch.

We also believe is at least five cars down as a result of the withdrawal of the TRG-AMR team from California earlier last month and the apparent no show from China!

Andy Palmer summed things up: “Having taken part in this event in 2015, I can say first-hand it will be a tremendous experience. Moreover, this is a wonderful celebration of all that Aston Martin Racing has achieved since we returned to the sport as a manufacturer. To be able to display so many different iconic Aston Martin racing cars, as well as the stunning Vulcan, in front of 250,000 fans is a testament to the durability of our brand.”

The race will take place on 16 June, at 1015 CET.

Other photo credits - AMR / Masters Series

Friday, May 18, 2018 |
Provisional entry list for Aston Martin Festival revealed

Provisional entry list for Aston Martin Festival revealed

Provisional Entry List:
GT3     #32      22GT Racing                                       Tom Alexander/Adrian Willmott
GT3     #3        Aston Martin Racing                           Ross Gunn
GT3     #77      Backbox Racing & R Motorsport        Alexander Lienau
GT3     #47      Jetstream Motorsport                          Graham Davison
GT3                 MB Racing                                          Mike Brown/Paul Cripps
GT3     #11      TF Sport                                              Mark Farmer
GT3     #59      Young Driver AMR                              Jan Struve/John Gaw
GT4     #9        22GT Racing                                       Dean Gibbs/Richard Marsh
GT4     #88      22GT Racing                                       Martin Buckland
GT4     #61      Academy Motorsport                           JM Littman/Rik Breukers
GT4     #62      Academy Motorsport                           Fiona James
GT4     #63      Academy Motorsport                           Steven Davison/Steve Phillips
GT4     #4        Aston Martin Belgium                         Arnold Herreman
GT4     #19      Aston Martin Belgium                         Jean-Paul Herreman
GT4     #97      Aston Martin Performance Centre      Jurgen Kroner/Wolfgang Schuhbauer
GT4                 Aston Martin Performance Centre      Andrew Palmer/Peter Cate
GT4                 Aston Martin Performance Centre     Jamie Chadwick/Paul Hollywood
GT4                 Aston Martin Performance Centre      Martin Brundle/Chris Hoy
GT4     #1        Beechdean AMR                                Andrew Howard/David Richards
GT4     #10      EDF Motorsports                                 Malcolm Sandford
GT4     #44      Generation AMR Super Racing          James Holder/Matthew George
GT4     #33      R-Motorsport                                       Joshua Reynolds/Markus Lungstrass
GT4     #69      Speedworks Motorsport                      Piers Johnson
GT4     #7        Street Art Racing                                Jean Marc Bourdouch/Albert Bloem
GT4     #60      Stratton Motorsport                             Robin Marriott
GT4     #71      Stratton Motorsport                             David Tinn
GT4     #66      Stratton Motor Co / TRG                    Jeff Huber
GT4     #68      Team BRIT                                         Warren McKinlay/Jamie Falvey
GT4     #91      Weathertech                                        Stephen Archer/Felix Archer
GT4     #57      Whitebridge AMR                               Chris Murphy/Barry McMahon
GT4     #15      Whitebridge AMR                               Bonamy Grimes
Vulcan #8        Aston Martin Performance Centre      Akinari Miura/Toro Nakano
Vulcan #6        Aston Martin Performance Centre     Gleb Stepanov/Stephen Tomkins
GT2                 Motohistorics                                       Shaun Lynn
GT1     #94      Sporting and Historic Cars                 Nikolas Ditting
GT1     #100    Sporting and Historic Cars                 Dieter Roschmann/Dominik Roschmann
GTE     #95      Young Driver AMR                              Benny Simonsen/Lasse Sorensen
INV                  Aston Passion                                     Vincent Bialostotski/Bernard Pascal
Friday, May 18, 2018 |
The last of a successful bunch?

The last of a successful bunch?

Lurking in the background of this photograph with one of the oldest versions of the Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 is probably the newest - and the last to be produced by Prodrive.

These photographs were taken about a month ago at a track day event at Spa Francorchamps with Aston Martin Brussels running their chassis 8 GT3 as well as one of their GT4's with this multi-coloured GT3 hiding in the background.

That car was also depicted in several interesting journalistic pieces about both Aston Martin racing and Prodrive in the first few months of this year and from what we understand it, that car is the final GT3 car of the present iteration to be built by Prodrive for a customer as a track only car. That customer is or has a connection with Aston Martin Antwerp.

Notably, the double front seated car also features some Vantage GTE' esq features on it including mirrors, doors and steering wheel.

From everything that AMR have said over recent events, the run of GT3 cars finished at chassis #42 but we already know that one of the R-Motorsport cars is Chassis #42 so we assume that this beauty is older or newer than that?

Either way - can we have a ride in it please????

Photo credits - AM Antwerp / Filmed with Passion
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 |
A maximum points haul for Gray in Australian GT

A maximum points haul for Gray in Australian GT

Rounding off another successful weekend of motor racing for Aston Martin Racing and its customer and Partner teams was a clean sweep in the GT4 proceedings down at the third round of the Australian GT Championship at Sundown Park.

Having lost his 'mojo' a little last time out at The Bend in the first endurance round of the season, the #67 JMG/Bilstein V8 Vantage GT4 of Jeremy Gray secured total dominance over the weekends three, forty minute races to restore his lead in the overall championship.

With his main protagonist Justin McMillan not racing at the weekend, Gray now sees his championship lead extend by 213 points over the KTM X-Bow racer as the championship now moves over to Philip Island in early June.

Photo credits - Australian GT
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 |
Success in China for AMR's most colourful team

Success in China for AMR's most colourful team

Last weekend saw the China GT Championship kick off its 2018 campaign from the  Zhuhai International Circuit with a colourful collection of four Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4's.

Stepping up from two, part time cars of last season, China Equity AMR acquired to two of the latest GT4's off the Prodrive production line just in time for last months Official test and are this year the sole AMR runners with Team Zea Fea not returning for 2018. Due to the wash out that was the Official Test in Beijing last month, most of the GT3/GTC/GT4 teams of the China GT Championship had two days of further testing made available to them before the opening two races.

Running three cars in the Pro-Am class and the other in the Am-Am class we had hoped that both Ross Gunn and Jack Mitchell would each be taking a full season part in the championship with the team but last minute deals meant that only Mitchell would travel out to coastal China this time together with the three supporting Prodrive engineers.

Mitchell would share the #618 car with financier Ryan Liu whilst the remainder of the driver line up would be regionally based including Yuan Tinting - one of two lady racers in the championship this year.

As still a fledgling championship in terms of world wide interaction and news flow, we know that testing came painfully to both Liu and Tingting after both their cars suffered extensive damage during testing and free practice to such a degree as the #618 would missed Qualifying for Saturdays race.

Despite that, two great drives from that pair saw them charge from plum last to second by the end of the race and then went one better to dominate race 2 for the top step. Further podiums were earned by the team over the weekend with their #118 car of Zhang Dasheng and Shen Cheng securing P3 in race as well as Tingting claiming P3 in the Am class despite her running as a single driver for the event.

The Championship now moves on to rounds 3 and 4 from Zhejiang at the start of June.

Photo credits - China Equity AMR / China GT
Monday, May 14, 2018 |
Team Brit win on debut GT race

Team Brit win on debut GT race

Setting the trend of success during last weekends worth of motorsport was Aston Martin Racing latest GT4 team, Team Brit who scored a number of significant milestones in their quest to be the first all disabled team to compete at Le Mans.

Racing their new V8 Vantage GT4 in a competitive race for the very first time on Saturday at the Aston Martin Owners Club meeting at Oulton Park, drivers Warren McKinlay and Jimmy Hill were the fortunate ones out of many with the team to have that honour.. The pair were again guided around the track in the first instance under the watchful eye of team driving coach Tom Jackson.

Despite more experienced opposition from the Stratton Motorsport team, the duo secured class pole and a convincing lights to flag win the the GT Challenge event.

CEO and Founder of Team BRIT, Dave Player said, “we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. Moving to GT4 racing is a huge step forward for us as a team and also for the individual drivers. We are dedicating ourselves 100% to our goals of reaching Le Mans and of changing the motorsport industry so that disabled drivers can compete on equal terms. Our success this weekend is a reflection of this dedication and we look forward to showing what we can do at our next race – the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival.”

Team BRIT competes on the iconic Le Mans race circuit in the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival on the 16th June. They will be the first all-disabled team to race on the circuit.

Photo credits - Kingsize Photography.
Monday, May 14, 2018 |
AMR Performance Centre launched at ADAC Zurich 24H

AMR Performance Centre launched at ADAC Zurich 24H

A decade on from the opening of the Aston Martin Nürburgring Test Centre, the newly-updated ‘AMR Performance Centre’ is now open for business.

Opened by Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr Andy Palmer at an exclusive media and VIP guest reception on the eve of the 2018 ADAC Zurich 24-Hour race at the Nürburgring, the AMR Performance Centre represents a further step in the company’s plans to develop its AMR performance brand.

Situated alongside the 12.9-mile Nordschleife, the AMR Performance Centre becomes a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Aston Martin customers looking to develop their abilities on track.

From progressing individuals to their very first race licence through the centre’s Driving Academy, to providing a rigorous car preparation service, the AMR Performance Centre can cover all bases. For those also looking to compete, the facility can provide the opportunity to rent fully-supported race cars, deliver casual track day experiences or offer the ultimate Nordschleife ‘taxi-ride’.

For Aston Martin Racing – the British marque’s official motorsport outfit - the AMR Performance Centre will become a support hub for its European customers and race teams, who will be able to visit for advice and an enhanced parts service. With the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and GT4 race cars available later this year for the 2019 season, it is expected that the brand’s presence in all local racing championships will grow as a result of this new service. The AMR Performance Centre is also proud to offer specialist service and repair for the company’s most extreme super-cars - the One-77, the Vulcan track car, and the forthcoming Valkyrie.

Special guests at the opening party included all six Aston Martin Racing ‘works’ drivers - Darren Turner, Jonny Adam, Alex Lynne, Marco Sorensen, Nicki Thiim and Maxime Martin - who are all in action in the 24-Hour race which starts at 15:30 CET on Saturday 12th May

David King, Aston Martin Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer commented: “The Aston Martin Nürburgring Test Centre has served us well for the last decade but now we have stepped up a gear, with a re-branded, full-service Performance Centre. This will allow us to enhance our customer service, extend our road car testing and provide a higher level of support to our racing customers.”

Source material - Aston Martin
Monday, May 14, 2018 |