Craft Bamboo sign up for GT Asia

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hong Kong based Craft Bamboo Racing have just finalised their second Aston Martin V12 Vantage driver line up for the start of the 2015 GT Asia series that kicks off in South Korea in just three weeks time.

Joining team regular Darryl O'Young in the teams #99 car will be Jonathon Venter.

The 19 year old Australian first joined Craft Bamboo Racing for the 2014 season with great success in this series, car (despite a variety of co drivers) as well as with the teams CN class car in the Asian Le Mans Series.

Latterly, Venter has gone on to be nominated as one of the ten drivers competing within Aston Martin Racing's Evolution Academy and competing for that covered possible Le Mans 24Hr drive in a factory Vantage GTE.

The #99 Vantage will compete in the GT Asia series featuring the distinct yellow and green livery of their VLT (VITA Lemon Tea) sponsorship that featured on the car at the 2014 Macau GP.

Richard Coleman, CEO of Craft-Bamboo Racing said “We are pleased to have two strong driver line-ups this season in the GT Asia Series. Having Darryl and Jonathan together as drivers should prove to be a real dynamic pairing, with the mix of experience and young talent that they bring to the series. Both have experience with the Aston Martin and the GT Asia series and I have a strong feeling they will be challenging for victories in the opening round of the season.”

This news come off the back of the teams earlier announcement this month featuring the teams second #88 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 being driven by the other team stalwart Frank Yu, this time being joined by Britain's Richard Lyons.  Lyons, who started his racing career in the UK single seater scene has since progressed into being one of Asia's more accomplished GT drivers.

Long term team sponsor Interush also return to the team for another having sponsored the teams GTE Vantage in the 2014 World Endurance Championship.

The two V12 Vantages have now completed their winter rebuild having been returned from their profitable excursions to the 12hours of Bathurst.

GT Asia Calendar
15 – 17 May,Yeongam, Korea – Round 1 & 2
26 – 28 June, Okayama, Japan – Round 3 & 4
17 – 19 July, Fuji, Japan – Round 5 & 6
4 – 6 September, Sepang, Malaysia - Round 7 (3 Hours)
25 – 27 September, Shanghai, China – Round 8 & 9
23 – 25 October, Buriram, Thailand – Round 10 & 11
20 – 22 November, Macau, China – Invitational
Photo credits - Craft Bamboo Racing

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