Ross Gunn lands AMR Contract, Joins Andrew Howard for British GT3

Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 British GT GT4 Drivers’ Champion Ross Gunn (18) has won the inaugural Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy, and in doing so has received a factory-backed contract with Aston Martin Racing for the 2016 season. In 2016, Gunn will re-join the British GT championship with double British GT champion Andrew Howard. They will be racing the Number 1 Beechdean Aston Martin GT3 V12 Vantage.

A very successful GT rookie season saw the 18 year old impress Aston Martin Racing with his on and off track performance. Gunn excelled in the academy’s seminars held throughout 2015 that focussed on developing key areas such as fitness, simulator sessions, engineering, marketing and PR. A successful test at the FIA WEC Rookie test in Bahrain aboard the works Aston Martin Racing GTE V8 Vantage followed, and he was able demonstrate the all-round potential and knowledge base that Aston Martin Racing were looking for.

The 2016 British GT championship will consist of 7 events, kicking off at Brands Hatch GP circuit on 17thApril, and this year looks to be one of the most competitive fields of both GT3 and GT4 cars.
Further Beechdean Aston Martin Racing announcements will be made in the next few weeks.
Andrew Howard Quote: “Having watched Jonny (Adam) develop into a world class factory GT driver, it is very exciting to be involved in the development of the next generation. It was Ross’s dad who got me involved in motor racing so it’s amazing to bring the story full circle. Beechdean will be continuing its commitment to young drivers in 2016.”

Ross Gunn Quote: “I am really excited to be joining Andrew Howard in his Beechdean AMR GT3 V12 Vantage as an Aston Martin Racing Factory driver. I have enjoyed my first year with the team so much and have been able to learn an awful lot on what it takes to become a Professional Racing Driver. This is great news for my career, but it is no secret that I still have a lot to learn and certain skills to develop and there certainly is no better place to do it. I am looking forward to getting to work on our 2016 test programme.”

John Gaw (Aston Martin Racing Team Principal) : “Ross has performed at an incredibly high level throughout the 2015 season. His ability on the track, coupled with his attitude and enthusiasm off of 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”.

Source material - Beechdean Motorsport
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