Barwell-Cadena Aston to contest Spanish GT finale at Jerez

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Barwell Motorsport will be making its first foray into the Spanish GT Championship on October 16/17, when we will run Paul Whight’s Aston Martin DBRS9 in the last round of the 2010 series at the Jerez circuit. As it has been in the British GT Championship this season, the car will be entered under the Barwell-Cadena banner.

Joining Paul in the driver line-up for this ‘one-off’ Spanish excursion will be GT racing returnee, Tom Kimber-Smith. Tom was a regular GT competitor for the Team LNT Panoz squad in British GT and the Le Mans Series during the 2006-07 seasons, with the highlight of his career to date being a GT2 Class win in the ’06 Le Mans 24 Hours. This year he has contested the Dubai 24 Hours race, but Jerez will be his first event in an Aston Martin DBRS9. Although this is a one-off at the moment, Tom is currently evaluating a full return to the GT racing scene in 2011.

At Jerez Paul Whight will be hoping to repeat his top three podium performances from the British GT series, and continue off from the recent Brands Hatch event where he and regular British driving partner, Michael Bentwood, claimed third spot in race one. The Spanish Championship runs to similar regulations as the British, but has a class for GT2 machines as well as GT3. The Barwell-Cadena Aston will run in the GT3 class at Jerez, which is designated as ‘GTS’.
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