Evolution Academy decision imminent

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

With the final seminar and practical sessions being held only this week the powers that be behind Aston  Martin Racing's Evolution Academy programme have now 'retired' to decide their champion.

The ten drivers aged between 16 and 25 years old all competed in either a V8 Vantage GT4 or a V12 Vantage GT3 in either the British GT, 24H Series or GT Asia series in 2015. Along with their own driving responsibilities came technical briefings, simulator sessions, media training together with fitness and nutritional advice all carried out under the watchful eyes of the selection panel.

Who will win? Who knows but the lucky individual will then embark on a factory drive in one of the many race programmes the team undertakes every year. One thing for certain is that the winner will be one of either Ross Gunn, Jamie Chadwick, Devon Modell, Daniel Lloyd, Jonathan Venter, Dennis Strandberg, Jade Edwards, Jake Giddings, Jody Fannin or Matt Bell.

Some have won their race in class, others have won their class championship whilst others have suffered abject misfortune with their race programme. The results will not be the sole basis of the panels decision that is for sure - rather who is/has the full package?

We understand that a short listed group of six finalists (now confirmed as Ross Gunn, Jamie Chadwick, Matt Bell, Jody Fannin, Devon Modell and Dan Lloyd) will also attend the final WEC race of the season with the AMR team in Bahrain, which kicks off next weekend before getting the opportunity to drive an actual V8 GTE on the circuit during the post event test before the eventual winner is announced.

Photo credits - Aston Martin Racing

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