Five new Aston Martins expected at British GTs Silverstone 500 this weekend

Five new Aston Martins expected at British GTs Silverstone 500 this weekend

 


It appears that it could be new cars all round for the first time this weekend as the five Aston Martin Racing powered crews descend upon the home of British motor racing at Silverstone for the British GT Championship’s blue ribband event.

Having opened their 2024 season four weeks ago with their customary easter weekend visit to Oulton Park for the opening two sprint races of the year, only the Beechdean AMR and Forsetti Motorsport teams were endowed with the latest iterations of the AMR Vantage GT3 and GT4 as the Blackthorn Motorsport team had to ‘made do’ with the former 16A version.


News from Blackthorn’s Jonny Adam today would suggest that both his #87 Pro-Am classed car that he shares with Giacomo Petrobelli and its sister Silver-Am classed #10 car that is shared by both Matt Topham and Josh Rowledge will this time be the all new 2024 platforms.

Whilst the #10 was in the guise of the new 2024 platform at the Championship’s media day back in March, a first lap crash for Rowledge put paid to that idea as they had to revert to the previous iteration as parts from the Prodrive factory were still at a premium. It is expected that both cars will be conversions rather than new cars from the showroom.


Whilst the #87 crew had to put up with unfamiliarity at the Cheshire circuit for the Italian driver, they posted P9 and P10 finishes in class by the end of the Bank Holiday weekend whilst the #10 had to contend with further damage from earlier an earlier incident for Topham that left the car unable to Qualifying for either race, eventually finishing P7 in class in race one before another incident for Topham in Race 2 ended their participation as well as causing an extended Safety Car intervention.

Hopefully, all is now repaired and lessons have now been learned so this this weekend’s endurance round from Silverstone can be a positive one for all at Blackthorn.


The #97 Beechdean AMR crew of Andrew Howard and Jessica Hawkins also ran with a whole lot of new at Oulton Park with their new Vantage GT3, Hawkins new to the Champiosnhip and all new to the class.

Whilst seat time had been something of a premium for the Aston Martin F1 Academy Ambassador, Hawkins had been seen testing the #97 car under Darren Turner’s tutelage at Silverstone prior to her rushing off to recent F1 duties in China. Hopefully, these long-haul flights back and forth will not affect her endurance too much this weekend.

Despite all this new, the Silver-Am duo were still able to deliver the best AMR GT3 result of the opening weekend with P6 and P5 class finishes.


The best results, however, came again from the Forsetti Motorsport team and their two new Vantage GT4 crews of Jamie Day/Mikey Porter and Marc Warren/Will Orton as both delivered two podium finishes apiece last time out.

The Silver class duo of Day and Porter in the #7 car brought home two class wins from their race weekend whilst the Pro-Am pairing of Warren and Orton brought home a brace of P2 finishes in class for their efforts after two weather and safety car impacted races. All in all, a great British GT debut for themselves and the new Aston Martin.


Soon the now extended and capacity grid (for Silverstone) of forty-three cars will be gearing up for this weekend’s blue ribband Silverstone 500 event around the Grand Prix circuit with Friday testing.

Success penalties will unfortunately come the way of Forsetti as both the #47 and #7 cars are handed pit stop time penalties of an additional 10 and 5 seconds on top of any class ballast and time for the #7 silver cup entry.

Another than that, it will be game on for all five Aston Martin Racing crews!!

Photo credits – Jacob Ebrey

 

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D'Station Racing and EBM open their GT World Challenge Asia Series accounts in Sepang

D'Station Racing and EBM open their GT World Challenge Asia Series accounts in Sepang

 


The Japanese based D’Station Racing team had a busy time last weekend as they spread themselves between the second round of the World Endurance Championship in Italy with the opening round of the GT World Challenge Asia Series from Malaysia.

This time being able to leave their Aston Martin Racing Vantage LMGT3 crew in the capable hands of the Prodrive supplied support team at the WEC, the Japanese contingent made their way to Sepang with one of their new Vantage GT3 cars for the two opening races of the GTWC Asia Series.


Again running with team owner and team manager – Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii respectively, the D’Station team would be running their familiar green liveried #777 within the Pro-Am class whilst the Earl Bamber Motorsport entered #8 AMR Vantage GT3 of Setiawan Santosa would run solo within the Am class.

Whilst Fujii would have run a similar spec’d Vantage GT3 within the recent opening round of the Super GT Series, this would have been in at the deep end for both Hoshino and Santosa as far as race miles within the all-new Vantage were concerned and by the end of Free Practice, the #777 figured mid-way within the thirty-one strong grid and the #8 car at the foot of the table.


The great leveller in motorsport is off course rain and in Malaysia it does obviously rain at some point during the day. That was enough to split the grid in tyre choice for race one and with the events that that caused on track was enough to allow the #777 to claim a warranted P6 overall finish, P4 in class whilst the #8 car finished P29 overall and P4 in class.

A good banker race for the D’Station Racing team there but they were unable to build up that momentum during Sundays second race where they finished down in P16 overall and P8 in class whilst Santosa finished his AMR powered debut slightly higher in P28/P4.


The second round of the series is now just under three weeks ago as the cars and equipment are ferried the relatively short distance down to the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

Photo credits – GTWC Asia
Monday, April 22, 2024 | Read more...
Forsetti dominate at GT Cup debut at Donington Park

Forsetti dominate at GT Cup debut at Donington Park

 


This weekend’s opening round of the GT Cup Championship from Donington Park again showed that new Aston Martin Racing Partner team, Forsetti Motorsport have taken on the mantel ran for so many years by the TF Sport team as being the powerhouse in GT motorsport.

Having scooped the GT4 Winter Series overall and class prizes at their first attempt, taken deserved podium finishes at the opening rounds of the British GT Championship from Oulton Park, the GT Cup became the latest series to witness the dominance of their new crews as each scooped class podium finishes at this weekend’s opener.


This time they would be running with drivers Mikey Porter and Matthew Higgins within their #9 AMR Vantage GT4 and Jodie Sloss and Rianna O’Meara-Hunt within the sister #10 car.

Again racing to a four-race format, it was three podiums out of four after the first two races of Saturday as the #10 scooped a double P2 finish within their GTH class whilst the #9 claimed a class win in race 1 before a P5 finish in race 2.


Sunday would prove equally profitable for the Snetterton based team running the older 17A version of the Vantage GT4 as this time the #9 crew delivered a double class win result whilst the #10 crew finished P4 in race 3 before ending their first weekend together in third.


These results place the #9 car at the head of both the class and overall GT Cup championship tables with the #10 car also third in class as the Championship moves onto Brands Hatch in mid-May.

Photo credits – Team / GT Cup
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Tough days at the office for the AMR crews in the headlining rounds of the WEC and IMSA

Tough days at the office for the AMR crews in the headlining rounds of the WEC and IMSA

 


It was another tough day at the office for the three Aston Martin Racing powered teams competing in this weekend’s latest rounds of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and World Endurance Championship where collective efforts didn’t necessarily get represented by reward.

Over at the street-based circuit of Long Beach California, it was the turn of Heart of Racing and a guesting visit from the Flying Lizard Motorsport team to represent the brand at the latest round of the IMSA Championship where just the GTD class raced with the topflight GTP class around the challenging street circuit.


With the demands of the WEC also getting in the way of regular crew line ups, the #27 Heart of Racing saw Roman De Angelis be paired with a guesting Magnus Racing driver in Spencer Pompelly for this one-hundred-minute sprint and with them qualifying second in class, the potentials of another podium at this round looked good.

For the #28 Flying Lizard crew of Elias Sabo and Andy Lee however, this was just another tentative step forward for Sabo and the team as they looked for seat time and experience within the GT3 class having stepped up from GT4 last season. The choice of a street circuit was certainly a brave one to make but the results would ultimately reflect their determination to learn.


Having completed the opening stint through the multiple periods of caution, De Angelis would hand over the #27 car with under an hour to go but contact from another car for the #27 would see that car nose and tail into the barriers which resulted in race ending suspension damage for the team. Whilst it was bad news for them, the #28 Flying Lizard would eventually come home in tenth which in itself, was a tremendous achievement.


Then over in Italy, we had both the Heart of Racing and D’Station Racing Aston Martin Racing Vantage LMGT3 crews of Ian James, Alex Riberas, Daniel Mancinelli and Clement Mateu, Erwan Bastard and Marco Sorensen respectively as each competed within the second round of the WEC from Imola.

Like their IMSA equivalent, the #27 WEC entry also started from second on their grid whilst the #777 D’Station was further back in P12. Fortunately, both cars avoided the ensuing carnage within both the LMGT3 and Hypercar classes as the race went green under the bright but very cool skies of western Italy.


Despite initially dropping places at the start, the #27 would circulate for much of the six-hour race just outside of the top of the top three, cycling through places in class higher and lower as the those around them also pitted. The #777 was doing much of the same finishing the first hour just behind the #27.

Track time was however lost as both cars picked up penalties for either unsafe releases or lapses in discipline during any of the multiple periods of caution. The #777 would pick up an additional ten seconds added to a stop for an unsafe release as well as a further five seconds for breach of pit lane protocol whilst the #27 would get picked up for speeding under a Full Course Yellow (a drive through penalty) as well as a further ten seconds added to their race time for having the engine running at their final refuel. These were in addition to a reprimand each for running their Goodyear tyres below the stated minimum.


As the sun turned to rain during the race, neither car was able to support any late race push as their decreased BoP position and success ballast took their toll over the six-hour race. Despite losing a further position in the final laps (as well as the later time penalty being added), the #27 would eventually finish fifth and the #777 tenth for some more much needed Championship points.


The next round of the season will the annual Le Mans 24hr dress rehearsal from Spa Francorchamps in just over two weeks’ time.

Photo credits – Teams / AMR
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Four Aston Martins for next round of WRLL from Road America

Four Aston Martins for next round of WRLL from Road America

 


Four Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 crews are listed as entering next weekend’s return to Road America for the World Racing League Series as they run another of their multi-class events over the scheduled eight PLUS seven-hour races.

Whilst the two AMR powered entries from the Florida based TLM Racing team, another sees the return of another with one of their AMR cars that they recently sourced from New Zealand but also another fresh to our radar.


Whilst the WRL Series are very efficient in delivering timely timetables and entry lists, those lists sadly do not extend into delivery us their driver base, so we are usually reliant upon the individual teams for that information.

What we do know is that red Martini’esq #172 Vantage GT4 of Jim Hamman will again be there alongside the fellow TLM Racing prepared #888 car that JP Southern and Zang O’Shaunessy took to overall victory last time of (for them) at Barber in early March.


This weekend, we also welcome back the AMR Vantage GT4 from the Team 89X Motorsport which we last saw at Mid-Ohio last season after the sourced both a GT4 and GT8R from those raced within the New Zealand GT Series the year before.


The entry list also shows another Aston Martin being entered by the Florida based Team Speed Syndicate as they enter what appears to be a former IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge entry of Ari Balogh for this 8+7 hour event.

Photo credits – teams / social media / Low Tide Motorsport Photography.

 

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Both Aston Martin LMGT3 crews on the hunt again at Imola

Both Aston Martin LMGT3 crews on the hunt again at Imola

 


The grid has again been set for tomorrows second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship from Imola in Italy where both the Heart of Racing and D’Station Racing teams are flying the flag for Aston Martin Racing.

Last time out in Qatar, eventualities developing through the opening ten-hour race in the desert gave both the #27 and #777 opportunist visits to the (new for 2024) LMGT3 podium at the first time of asking, but for this second round, both AMR Vantage LMGTs cars are carrying both success ballast and a decreased in their balance of performance parameters.


After a Le Mans like drivers interaction with the crowds in Imola, it was back to business yesterday as the collective thirty-seven Hypercar and LMGT3’s set about the first two of three Free Practice sessions.

The #27 Heart of Racing car of Ian James, Alex Riberas and Daniel Mancinelli again showed the opening pace over their #777 D’Station Racing stablemates of Marco Sorensen, Clement Mateu and Erwan Bastard in the opening session, beating them by just over one hundredth of a second to claim eighth fastest with a similar timed gap between them again in FP2 when the #27 claimed fourth in class.


Coming into Saturday for the final session before Qualifying saw the #777 claim the overall fastest pace in class with the #27 immediately behind at a detriment of just over half a second.

Going into Qualifying, Mateu’s fastest lap was only good for P12 in class at the end whilst James got his car into the later Hyperpole session having finished P9, where he then went on to second overall in class ahead of tomorrow’s six-hour race.


Clearly, the Aston Martin still has some pace within it despite the BoP adjustment and success ballast, but like always, it’s the longevity of the situation that will again pan out to determine who will pick up the silverware at the end of the day. The circuit is tight and twisty so tyre management will again be key (as always nowadays) – the race gets waved off at 13:00hrs local tomorrow.

Phot credits – Teams / social media / AMR.
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Seconds out - round two of the WEC this weekend from Imola

Seconds out - round two of the WEC this weekend from Imola

 


The second round of the World Endurance Championship is now upon us as the mixed class grid of nineteen Hypercars and eighteen new LMGT3 class cars descent upon the beautiful circuit of Imola between Bologna and San Marino in the northern half of Italy.

Just about six weeks since the opening ten-hour round of the season in Qatar, this weekend’s event will be a modest six-hour affair around the 4.9km circuit for the grid and the two Aston Martin Racing Vantage LMGT3 crews from both the Heart of Racing and D’Station Racing AMR Partner Teams.


Last time out at Losail circuit in the desert, both Aston Martin crews earned their way onto the podium of the LMGT3 class with the #27 Heart of Racing crew of Ian James, Alex Riberas and Daniel Mancinelli claimed second with the #777 D’Station Racing AMR of Marco Sorensen, Clement Mateu and Erwan Bastard claiming the final step of the podium in what was a debut event for the 2024 Vantage in LMGT3 configuration.

This time, both teams go into this second round with crucially more data about their cars as well as about data of their Goodyear tyres – but then, so does everyone else racing new to their class or with new race car derivatives for the season.

Both AMR teams are also somewhat stretched within their own organisations as the North America based Heart of Racing team also have racing commitments this weekend in both IMSA and GT America from Long Beach California, whilst the Japanese D’Station Racing team are also busing in Malaysia with the opening round of the GT World Challenge Asia Series in Sepang. Both teams are however, again assisted by many of those from within the Prodrive AMR factory in Banbury.


Whilst today has been all about checks, briefings, PR duties and later a driver parade within the town, the first track action will start tomorrow with two ninety-minute Free Practice Sessions before going into a third sixty-minute Free Practice session on Saturday morning before class Qualifying later in the afternoon.

The start of this six-hour race will be at 13:00hrs on Sunday.


Since the last round, there have obviously been changes to the Balance of Performance to the cars in both classes with changes to the Vantage LMGT3’s power to weight ratios (as with other OEM platforms) but also with the application of success ballast for their podium finishes in the form of +10kg to the declared base weight of the #27 car and +5kg to the #777.

Photo credits – Team / social media / D Gibson / AMR
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Two Forsetti Aston Martins prepare for GT Cup opener from Donington Park

Two Forsetti Aston Martins prepare for GT Cup opener from Donington Park

 


Nineteen cars spread across four available classes will compete at this weekend’s opening salvo of the GT Cup Championship from Donington Park.

Three entries within the topflight GTO class, two within GT3, four within GTC with another nine GT4 based cars making up the more favourable GTH class with two of those being Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s run by the Forsetti Motorsport team.


As previously announced by the Snetterton based team, their #9 entry will be made up of karter and GT4 novice Matthew Higgins racing alongside former Ginetta and now upcoming GT4 star Mikey Porter who's already made his mark within both the GT4 Winter Series and British GT Championship. 

The team’s #10 car will be an all-female affair with Jodie Sloss returning to the Championship for a second season from her McLaren exploits of last season whilst we all welcome Kiwi racer and former Heart of Racing GT4 America racer Rianna O’Meara-Hunt to the UK for the first time.


Both crews will be competing within the teams two older 17A iteration of the AMR Vantage GT4 as all crews look forward to another seven-round season with four races over each weekend.

Photo credits – Team / social media

 

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A new pairing take on Araujo Competicao AMR winning Vantage GT4 in Southern Europe

A new pairing take on Araujo Competicao AMR winning Vantage GT4 in Southern Europe


The successfully ran Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 from the Araujo Competicao team will be taken over by a different driver crew this season as Vasco Oliveira and Guilherme Lemos step up to the plate for this year’s Iberian Supercars and Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade Series.

Last year piloted by the more gentlemanly pairing of Alvaro Ramos and Fernando Soares to claim the GTX Championship win, the brightly coloured Vantage GT4 will this year be taken on by the younger pairing as they step up to GT4 for the first time.


The team also recently confirmed plans to enter one of the new 2024 Vantage GT4’s into competition once that has been received from Prodrive ahead of an Iberian Supercars season opener from Jerez at the end of May.

Photo credits – Team / Series
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Seven Aston Martins running at Long Beach in both IMSA and GT America

Seven Aston Martins running at Long Beach in both IMSA and GT America

 


Seven Aston Martin Racing powered teams will grace the iconic backdrop of the street circuit around Long Beach California this weekend as both the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and SRO GT America Series take on their third and second rounds of their season respectively.

Obviously, the IMSA event takes precedence as a scaled down grid lines up just the faster GTP class alongside the slower GTD class for this weekend’s one-hundred-minute sprint.


That means it’s just the #27 Heart of Racing AMR Vantage GTD car this time but that car will also see a revised driver line up alongside regular driver Roman De Angelis as a team three-way obligation this weekend sees his regular co-driver of Marco Sorensen back in Europe on World Endurance Championship duty with the Japanese D’Station Racing team, so the team have ‘borrowed’ fellow AMR driver Spencer Pumpelly from the Magnus Racing team for this event.


Joining them this time will be the Flying Lizard team entry for Elias Sabo and Andy Lee who participate at this event as a one off due to them also taking part within the event supporting GT America Series with their Vantage GT4.


Having stepped up to GT3 within the GT World Challenge America Series this season, that season opener from Sonoma didn’t go as they had hoped so this IMSA event will give Sabo both seat time around the tight street circuit layout and the taste for further race programs moving forward.

Then in GT America itself, five Aston Martin Racing crews are listed although only the fellow Flying Lizard entry of Jason Bell within the SRO3 (GT3) class with the others running GT4.


Having also stepped up to GT3 this season, reigning GT4 champion Bell is their because Long Beach is the second round of that series having ran at Sonoma a couple of weeks ago. He too didn’t run as high as he might have hoped within the opening round so again, Long Beach is more seat time – more potential to learn and improve.

Joining them both in GT4 is Flying Lizard teammate Todd Parriott in the #13 car, alongside Todd Coleman in his #69 Archangel car and Gray Newell in his #25 Heart of Racing entry.


Within GT4, the Sonoma was a profitable exercise as both Newell and Coleman secured podium finishes with Coleman getting the boast that he deserved (after recent IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge misfortune) with a third and second in class in California last time out.

This round will again feature two forty-minute races.

Photo credits – Teams / series / social media
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Busy busy busy of the Heart of Racing AMR team this weekend

Busy busy busy of the Heart of Racing AMR team this weekend

 


The Heart of Racing will compete in three of the team’s six championship campaigns over the course of the April 19-21 weekend. The No. 27 Aston Martin Vantage LMGT3 will be in Imola, Italy with the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The No. 27 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be on the streets of Long Beach with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Joining the No. 27 IMSA GTD entry in Long Beach will be the No. 25 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the SRO GT America powered by AWS.

Ian James, Alex Riberas, and Daniel Mancinelli are set to take the green flag of the 6 Hours of Imola on Sunday. The trio started the WEC season with a second place finish in Qatar and look to continue on that momentum.

“I’m very excited to race in Imola,” said Riberas. “It is a circuit that holds a special place in most racer’s hearts being the last race of Ayrton Senna. I have never been there before which makes it extra special. We started the season strong in Qatar and as a team we are going to look to build on that foundation. I can’t wait!”


While James and Riberas will be making their debut at the Imola Circuit, Mancinelli is no stranger to the circuit, having raced at the track for over a decade.

“After the great second place in Qatar I’m heading into the Imola race weekend very excited for two reasons,” said Mancinelli. “Firstly because we all know that our expectations will be high again competing for the podium. Secondly it will be my home race, Imola is a race track which I used to race at since when I first started racing back in 2006. I’m very confident with the car and the whole Heart of Racing Team which I love to be with. We all started training hard to be ready for it.” 


Nine time zones away, Roman De Angelis and Spencer Pumpelly will team up for the first time to compete on the streets of Long Beach. De Angelis is returning to the Grand Prix of Long Beach after finishing second at the 2023 edition of the race. The 100 minute race marks the first sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech season.

“I’m definitely looking forward to getting back in the car after Sebring,” said De Angelis. “It will be our first sprint race of the year and first time partnering with Spencer Pumpelly, who I’ve never driven with before, but I’ve driven against him a lot in the past. I’m looking forward to driving with him. Long Beach is such a great event, there are tons of people, and it’s super fun to be back on a street circuit racing. It is always pretty crazy there with traffic management and a short sprint race after coming off of a 12 hour and 24 hour race, so a bit of a change in mindset. Just looking forward to learning from what we did the last two races with the new car and seeing if we could collect some points.” 


Pumpelly joins the Heart of Racing team after competing with a fellow Aston Martin partnered team, Magnus Racing, for the first two races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Pumpelly is no stranger to the Long Beach street circuit having a second place finish there himself.

“Joining Heart of Racing for Long Beach is an exciting opportunity,” said Pumpelly. “I’m looking forward to sharing a car with Roman for the first time and working with the crew. Long Beach boasts one of the best atmospheres in racing and it’s a race I never want to miss. The bumps and heavy braking zones should suit the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 well and I can’t wait to take it on track.”


The Heart of Racing Team will also be competing at the Grand Prix of Long Beach with its SRO GT America powered by AWS No. 25 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 that is driven by Gray Newell. This will be Newell’s first time competing at the Long Beach circuit, but he brings no shortage of street circuit knowledge after competing on the streets of St. Petersburg and Nashville over the previous three seasons.

Newell started the GT America powered by AWS season during the first weekend in April at Sonoma Raceway. The Washington-state native scored a second and third place finish to get a jump in the championship points standings.

“Street courses are a big challenge," said Newell. “Close walls, low margin for error and lots of traffic. My first go at the Nashville GP was maybe the hardest weekend of my career, so far. But that was three years ago and I am a much different driver today and am excited to take on a course I’ve been spectator to for many years.”

Source material - HoRT / GT America
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Two AMR Vantage GT3s with GT World Challenge Asias opener at Sepang this weekend

Two AMR Vantage GT3s with GT World Challenge Asias opener at Sepang this weekend

 


This weekend welcomes the opening races of the 2024 GT World Challenge Asia series from the hot and sultry circuit of Sepang in Malaysia where a grid of thirty-three GT3 cars will be preparing for the two races scheduled this weekend.

Amongst that number, we welcome two Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 powered teams as not only do the Japanese based D’Station Racing team return but we also welcome the Earl Bamber Motorsport team back with their new Vantage GT3 but with a new driver line up of their own.

It’s not the first time that Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii have contested a season of the GTWC Asia Series obviously, but they will be hoping for better things as they field one of their new 2024 Vantage GT3’s on a same weekend as their team competes within the second round of the World Endurance Championship from Imola in Italy.


Fortunately, neither driver are this year tied into the demands of the WEC as team owner Hoshino has taken something of a racing back step whilst Fujii has returned to the team manager role on the pit wall alongside his Super GT and GTWC Asia racing commitments.

Then, looking at the EBM entry, we were hoping for the return of the FHK Racing team who contested the Sepang 12hr with the EBM prepared Vantage GT3, but later news has confirmed that it is one of their own former Porsche clients who now takes up the AMR mantel within the series as Indonesian driver Setiawan Santosa takes the reigns of the #8 car within the Am class.


No idea yet if there is any co-driver within the #8 EBM but looking at last year’s results, he did appear to chop and change between drivers as the series progressed – so it’s a wait and see.

Track action begins Thursday with the first of two private testing sessions before track activity becomes a little more formal on Friday with Official Practice before Qualifying sessions 1 and 2 on Saturday morning ahead of the opening one-hour race before rounding off the season opening weekend with race 2 on Sunday.

Photo credits – Teams / Series 
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 | Read more...