Beechdean AMR Belgium-bound for British GT Round 5

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

After a six week gap in the British GT calendar, the Beechdean team return to the Avon Tyres British GT Championship ready to take on one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium.

Beechdean AMR GT4 drivers, Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn, are hoping to extend their championship lead after two consecutive wins at Rockingham and Silverstone, with another podium finish this weekend, 11th July.

The youngsters battled against the weather at the renowned GP circuit in the last round, using speed and strategy perfected over the season so far to finish on top, placing them first in the championship.

The Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy duo will push hard even with their 20 second penalty in the pit stop and 20kg extra weight, to hopefully claim another great result for Beechdean AMR.

After GT4 success so far this season with a number of British GT wins and victory at Silverstone’s Britcar 24-Hour, the team are looking forward to taking on a new challenge at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit famous for one of the fastest corners in the world, Eau Rouge.

Ross Gunn: “I am really excited for the next round of British GT after the 6 week break, and there is no better place than Spa to mark the half way point in the season. This is a circuit that should play to the strengths of our Beechdean Aston Martin GT4 car, so both Jamie and I will be pushing hard for strong points.”

Jamie Chadwick: “Spa has an awesome reputation and it's my highlight of the British GT calendar. Ross and I have never raced there before but, with the Beechdean AMR team behind us, our preparation, and the continued reliability of the Aston, we are hopeful that we can maintain our challenge for the GT4 Championship.”

Andrew Howard, 2013 British GT champion, and Jonny Adam, Aston Martin Factory driver, look to improve on their current GT3 Championship position of 4th place this weekend at Spa.

As a circuit Howard and Adam are familiar with after Spa 24-Hour last year, the Aston Martin GT3 drivers will work hard for another pole in qualifying, as in Silverstone 500, to kick the race off to a promising start.

A victory on the opening weekend of the British GT Championship at Oulton Park, plus two pole positions, proves they have what it takes to close the gap.

Andrew Howard: “I’m eager to get back behind the wheel after a 6 week British GT break. Spa is a fantastic circuit and this year the change to a 2 hour race will make it very interesting. We have showed great speed this year but now need to convert this into big points towards the championship.”

Jonny Adam: “I am looking forward to racing again at Spa in what is an important part of the season. We know the circuit well and it should suit the strengths of the Beechdean AMR GT3 Aston Martin.”

The two hour race will take place on Saturday 11th July after qualifying on the Friday.

Source material - Beechdean Motorsport
Photo Credits - Richard Leach
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