Nicholas Mee Racing: Two Vantages for Aston Martin GT4 Challenge

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

With two seasons of GT4 racing under its belt Nicholas Mee Racing has taken delivery of a second car to compete in the 2011 Aston Martin Racing GT4 Challenge. New entrants Mark Poole and Richard Abra met at Aston Martin Racing’s Banbury headquarters last Friday to take delivery of their new, 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.

AMR Managing Director John Gaw presented the keys and took the opportunity to confirm plans for the forthcoming race series; Poole and Abra will contest all rounds of the Aston Martin Racing GT4 Challenge alongside NMR regulars Karsten Le Blanc and Christiaen Van Lanschot who will be driving the team’s updated, 2011-specification Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.

Looking forward to the nine round series, which will visit many iconic circuits including Silverstone, Donington Park, Spa Francorchamps and Dijon, Team Principal Nicholas Mee said “We have a great driver line-up for 2011, and having sadly lost our Chief Engineer Craig Dawson to cancer earlier this year the whole team is especially motivated to compete strongly for the Challenge. With the addition of a second car we certainly have our work cut out, but I can’t wait for the opening round at Silverstone on April 30th”.

This year’s nine round Aston Martin Racing-organised GT4 Challenge will be held over seven weekends between April and September and is open to Aston Martin N24 and GT4 cars. Races are between 90 and 180 minutes in length, with re-fuelling plus driver and tyre changes.

AMR’s John Gaw, himself a seasoned GT racer and winner of last year’s Britcar 24hr race, commented “Along with a number of other new entrants we welcome Mark and Andrew to the series, and I’m pleased that Nicholas Mee Racing – winner of the inaugural, 2009 AM Challenge – will be competing for the title again this year. Our growing series is certainly shaping up to provide another season of close and exciting competition”.
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