Beechdean sign up youngsters for AMR GT4 campaigns

Friday, December 04, 2015

Reigning British GT GT3 and GT4 champions Beechdean AMR will return to the British GT championship in 2016 with promising young talents of Jordan Albert and Jack Bartholomew in the squads GT4.

With the British GT GT4 competition continuing to grow year on year, the 2016 grid is expected to be the championships biggest yet. Following on from two previous successful young driver partnerships, culminating in both the 2014 and 2015 outright GT4 titles, the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team will field an updated Aston Martin Vantage GT4 car for the single seater graduates.

Silverstone based Jordan Albert has enjoyed two successful years in the British GT supporting series BRDC F4, taking 2 wins and 10 podiums from his time in the series. The 19 year old has tested the championship winning Beechdean AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 car in October, showing great potential before his debut season in the countries premier GT championship.

17 year old Jack Bartholomew from East Sussex joins the Beechdean AMR team after one year in BRDC F4, resulting in 7th place in the championship and 2 podiums along the way. The former British Vice Karting Champion makes the switch over to sportscars, outlining his plans to become a professional GT driver in the future.

Further Beechdean AMR driver announcements to be made in the coming weeks.

Andrew Howard, Beechdean AMR Driver and Team Principal:

I am extremely excited with signing both Jack and Jordan for our British GT4 campaign in 2016. It’s great to see youngsters coming into sportscars and our aim is to give both drivers the platform to demonstrate their skills in British GT next year. We had a fantastic 2015 by winning the Championship with a round to spare and our goal is to have another successful season in 2016 with Jack and Jordan.

Jordan Albert, Beechdean AMR Driver:

I’m extremely happy to be joining the Beechdean AMR team and racing in the British GT championship in 2016, they’re proven Championship winners and with their support I’m aiming to be competitive right from the first round. I have tested the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 car and immediately felt comfortable. As it is my first season in a GT car it’s going to be a challenging year ahead but I am fully focused on the task. After racing for two years in single seaters I feel the time is right to make the switch to GT racing and have been working very hard to make this happen. I am also very happy to be racing alongside Jack Bartholomew, we raced against each other this year in the BRDC F4 championship and get on very well, I think we will make a very competitive partnership.

Jack Bartholomew, Beechdean AMR Driver:

I am thrilled to have signed with Beechdean AMR for the 2016 British GT championship as Beechdean AMR are one of the most professional teams in the GT paddock. They have an excellent team of people who will help me develop as a GT driver. At the end of my season in BRDC F4,I tested several cars including the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and decided that the GT championship was where I want to be in the long term. Signing for the current championship winning team will be the perfect way to start my GT career. I am also happy to have Jordan Albert as my partner for 2016 and having raced together this year, I know how competitive he is and I am sure we will be successful together.

Source material - Beechdean AMR
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