Beechdean return for British GT title attack

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fan favorites, Beechdean Motorsport have announced that they will return to the British GT championship in 2013 with their Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3.

Andrew Howard will once again be joined by Jonny Adam, a partnership which claimed victory at the Nurburgring - the first victory for Aston Martin Racing’s new GT3 racer, long with two further podium finishes at Brands Hatch and Snetterton.

Being the first team to receive the V12 Vantage GT3, 2012 was always going to be a year of development for Beechdean. "Last season was very much an exploratory year for the team, myself and Jonny” said Team Manager, Andrew Howard. “We had good pace throughout the year and we’re very much looking forward to going racing in 2013 against some of the best in Europe. The series itself has taken a leap forward and is fast looking like it will be the best GT championship in Europe at this rate. It should be a great year.”

Last season Jonny Adam established himself as one of the best drivers in the field with a string of impressive drives and daring overtakes that kept the fans and fellow drivers on their toes. “I can’t wait to get out there in 007 again” said Adam. “Beechdean is a super team and I enjoy racing with Andrew. Last year we proved we had the pace and possibly should’ve come away with more wins, but that is racing. Driving the Aston Martin is a joy, and I’m really looking forward to the new season.”

The Vantage GT3 features a modified version of Aston Martin’s production 6.0 litre V12 engine found in the marque’s highly acclaimed sports cars. The dry-sumped engine is expected to produce 600 bhp with 700 Nm of torque and its position has been optimised further to improve weight balance..The GT3 racer also benefits from Aston Martin’s V/H architecture philosophy, the modular chassis uses aerospace bonding techniques to create a light and immensely stiff aluminium and composite structure which not only aids handling on Aston Martin’s road cars but is also an ideal base for competitive race cars.

The 2013 British GT season will get underway at Oulton Park, March 30th and will feature 6 rounds in the UK with the now traditional away-race taking place at Zandvoort, in the Netherlands. Competition is set to be fierce in GT3 with up to 30 cars expected in the premier class.

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