British GT Media Day Part 3/3

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Finally, but certainly no means least where the attendance of both old and new teams in the forms of Beechdean and PFL Motorsports respectively.

Stepping up to the full British GT championship from the series supporting VW Cup series will be security consultant company boss and amateur rally driver Peter Littler,  together with his AMR factory supported V12 Vantage GT3 under the guiding assistance of AMR Evolution Academy finalist and co driver Jody Fannin.

Having tested previously at both Donington and Silverstone Littler has only had a partner driver recently confirmed and despite his obvious physical disability has plenty of pace of his own within the car. With the car arriving late(ish) at the circuit the team were hard pressed to complete the required livery/sponsor decalls prior to the test starting but once that was done the car looked great.

 Peter Littler

 Jody Fannin

Then there was Beechdean…….!!

Returning to the championship in 2016 to assist young driver turned 2015 GT4 champion turned Evolution Academy winner Ross Gunn, team boss Andrew Howard has plenty to shout about in 2016.

Not only does he have a chance to win what would be his third BGT championship but he also has a full season GTE entry into the 2016 ELMS series together with an automatic entry into the 24hours of Le Mans with former team mate Jonny Adam and Alex MacDowall (unconfirmed)

Following "his divorce from Jonny and being left with the kids" the Beechdean team have again recruited another pair of up and coming, ex single seater races in Jack Bartholomew and Jordan Albert who are both looking to emulate the performance of both sets of drivers in the teams #407 GT4 car before them - no pressure there guys!!

Jack Bartholomew

Jordan Albert

With the team having attending the factory's winter test at Valencia last month, together with further test mileage in the UK the new duo won't be long in coming up to full speed (as long as they can keep it on the black stuff - oops!)

The teams other GT4 car (the #408) will, as you have read been allotted to 2015 GT4 champion Jamie Chadwick and celebrity baker Paul Hollywood but only for the second half of the 2016 BGT season.

Speaking with Jamie Chadwick we understand that it will be highly unlikely for Aston Martin Racing to run a further Evolution Academy process in 2016 simply because of the additional work load they have with their own and customer team programmes.

There is for now just one question - will Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam be allowed by series officials to travel between differing series events on the same weekend as each other or will they both be forced to choose??

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