Gunning for another championship with AMR

Monday, December 21, 2015

With the new young driver coaching and evaluation concept being announced just under a year ago, today saw the conclusion of that process with the announcement of the winner 2015 Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy.

The winner was officially announced today as being one half of the 2015 British GT GT4 Champions in 18year old Ross Gunn.

As part of his title award today Gunn also earned an Aston Martin Racing factory supported drive in the Beechdean Customer team's V12 Vantage GT3 alongside (in a surprise move) of the 2015 British GT GT3 Champion and team owner Andrew Howard in his #1 blue and white liveried car.

Being one of six finalists picked by the factory team to shadow them at the final round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship in Bahrain, Gunn was eventually picked out by the adjudicating panel as being the one who expressed the greatest desire to learn and develop not only in the car but with everything else associated with modern sportscar racing - i.e. fitness, media and marketing, engineering, etc - the full package if you like!

John Gaw, Team Principal of Aston Martin Racing said, “Ross has performed at an incredibly high level throughout the 2015 season. His ability on the track, coupled with his attitude and enthusiasm off it, impressed us all here at Aston Martin Racing. We’re delighted to offer him this contract for 2016 as he continues to progress his career in GT racing”.

Gunn commented, “It’s been a fantastic season and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect outcome. The Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy has been really supportive throughout 2015 and I’m really looking forward to building on everything I’ve learnt next year”.

With the Evolution Academy refreshing again for the 2016 season we may see that the new for 2016 Beechdean GT4 entries of Jordan Albert and Jack Bartholomew also being in contention seeing that the team have an uncanny knack of picking young champions!

Many congratulations to you Ross and good luck in 2016.

Photo credits - Aston Martin Racing
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