TF Sport GT4 crew to test GT3

Friday, August 08, 2014

In a testament to the effectiveness of TF Sport’s ladder of progression, British GT4 drivers Devon Modell and Andrew Jarman will test the team’s potent Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 on Tuesday (12 August). 
Announced as a Aston Martin Racing Partner Team earlier this year – an accolade shared among only 13 teams globally – TF Sport began its first full-time assault on the Avon Tyres British GT Championship this season, where it has already collected a host of accolades and is perfectly poised to win the GT4 class with its drivers Modell and Jarman. 
The duo’s success has warranted a test with the team’s 600bhp Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3, which was raced to victory by Aston Martin Racing factory driver, Darren Turner and young GT ace Jody Fannin in the International GT Open at Silverstone last month (19-20 July).
“I’m really looking forward to the test,” said Jarman. “There will be some noticeable differences from the GT4, such as the sequential gearbox and more power, but having driven a Vantage GT2 at Fuji International Speedway earlier in the year and been in the simulator with a GT3, I’m hoping to pick it up fairly quickly. The GT3 is everything you want the GT4 to be.
“I’m heading into the test relaxed, as it’s about learning the car and not putting in a best lap time. The plan is to be racing in the GT3 class next year, so this test will be a great taste of what the future holds.”
Teammate Modell added: “It will be my first time behind the wheel of the V12 Vantage GT3, and I know it’s going to be a lot faster than the current GT4 me and Andrew (Jarman) race, so I’m heading into the test very open-minded. I’m looking to gain experience most importantly, and then go from there.”
TF Sport Director, Tom Ferrier, said: “Both guys have done really well in GT4, and to be second in the championship after putting such a late deal together is fantastic for everyone. Andrew (Jarman) and Devon (Modell) both want to progress up the ranks of sportscar racing and naturally GT3 is the next step, so it makes sense to get them into it as early as possible and give them the best chance for next year.
“When I started TF Sport, it was always key for me to offer a level of progression to young drivers, and with some plans we have for next year, hopefully we can expand on that. I think they will really enjoy it, its a big step, but they are both more than capable and it will be interesting to see how close to the pace they are on day one.”

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