Nicholas Mee Racing: Gearing up for Round Two of the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge

Friday, May 27, 2011

Following a successful first round of the Aston Martin Owners Club-organised 2011 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge series where Nicholas Mee Racing finished in a combative 4th position, the team is now preparing for round 2 to be held on the new 3-mile Snetterton 300 circuit on Saturday 28th May – sixty years after the AMOC staged the Norfolk track’s first ever motor race meeting.

NMR’s Talent Works-sponsored V8 Vantage GT4 will be driven by team regular Karsten le Blanc, and he’ll be partnered by Dan de Zille (24) who rejoins the team following an impressive and successful d├ębut in last October’s Britcar 24hr at Silverstone. Dan is also competing in the 2011 British Formula Ford Championship where he currently lies 5th in the standings.

Fourteen Aston Martins took part in round 1 of this year’s GT4 Challenge and among the drivers were Aston Martin’s Design Director Marek Reichmann, Aston Martin Chairman David Richards, and Christian Horner, Team Principal of the Red Bull Racing F1 team. At Snetterton the AML-entered car will again be driven by Marek Riechman, who’ll this time be joined by motoring journalists Gary Watkins and Andrew Frankel.

“It’s great to be back with NMR,” commented de Zille, “I can’t wait to get back in the car again, not least because it will be comforting to have a roof over my head after the craziness of Formula Ford!”

Testing will take place on Friday 27th May, with the 3hr GT4 Challenge race starting at 1pm the following day.
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