Generation AMR receive first 2011 Aston Martin Vantage GT4

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Generation AMR took delivery of their new race car from Aston Martin Racing at the
Prodrive Heritage Centre, Banbury, on 7th January 2011. Chassis No. GT4-068, the very
first of the new 2011 specification Aston Martin GT4 race cars, was formally handed over
by Greg Harris of Aston Martin Racing to Team Principal, David Appleby. Also present
at the occasion were 2011 drivers Anthony Scragg and James Appleby, along with
members of the Aston Martin Racing development team and Generation AMR Team
Manager, Jeremy Doncaster.

The new V8 engined racing car takes design inspiration from Aston Martin’s V12
Vantage road car, giving it enhanced aerodynamics and increased downforce. It also
has a remapped 4.7 litre engine offering increased levels of power and torque.
Generation AMR will be campaigning their new car in the 2011 FIA GT4 European Cup
as the team begins its development programme for young GT drivers.
As part of the formal handover, drivers Anthony and James were given a detailed guide
through the construction process in the Aston Martin Racing workshops, to fully
understand the differences between their 2010 race cars and the new chassis they will
drive on the race circuits of Europe.

The new car will be on show next week as part of the Generation AMR stand at the
Autosport International Motorsport Show, 13th - 16th January, being held at the NEC,
Birmingham. Interested parties will be able to chat to team members on Stand No.
19355 about the Generation AMR programme, view the car and learn the many ways
they can follow the team's progress in 2011 or get involved in the programme.
Greg Harris, Sales Manager at Aston Martin Racing, “It’s fantastic that two of the most
successful young drivers from the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain 2010
have now teamed up to drive a brand new 2011 Aston Martin GT4 in the GT4 European
Cup this year. Aston Martin has a strong record in the European Cup with both team
and drivers titles in 2010; I’m sure that Generation AMR will continue to bring success
and further titles to the marque in 2011. ”

David Appleby, Team Principal of Generation AMR, “David Appleby Engineering has
been working with the Aston Martin brand for several years now. Having recently
launched Generation AMR as an official partner team, we are truly excited about the
potential of this latest specification GT4 race car. With two talented young drivers, we
are confident that we can continue the great record the V8Vantage has in GT4 racing
both in the UK and Europe.”

Anthony Scragg, Generation AMR driver, “It’s an exciting time for Generation AMR,
myself and James. We have quite a lot of experience in the current GT4 car and have
bonded with it well. Knowing Aston Martin, I am sure the 2011 car will be a great step
forward. I’m now itching to get behind the wheel to find out how the changes have
improved the car that we are hoping will help us win the 2011 title.”
James Appleby, Generation AMR driver, “The new car looks great and I can’t wait to
start testing over in Europe. Hardinge CNC Machine Tools have been very kind with
their continued support and I cannot thank them more, as well all our other partners.
Both Ant and I know the car very well from last year, so it will be exciting to see how the
new aero upgrades, more power and Bosch TCS/ABS system increase the overall
performance of the car!”

Chris Scragg, Owner of The Spa Hotel and Generation AMR partner, “We have high
hopes for another successful year supporting these two talented young drivers and we
really look forward to seeing them on track in the new GT4 race car very soon. This
year is set to be even more competitive in the FIA GT4 European Cup and The Spa
Hotel is delighted to be a major part of Generation AMR's 2011 title campaign.”
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