In other news this week…………….

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Those fortunate to be going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend will be treated to the sights and sounds of the #97 AMR V8 Vantage GTE fresh from its adventures at Le Mans, being thrashed up the hill by Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy winner and Beechdean GT3 racer Ross Gunn. With the teams four Le Mans cars only being received back at the Prodrive factory yesterday a quick turn around will be needed ready to ship that car out again for the event that starts tomorrow.

He will be joined over the weekend by at least Darren Turner and Peter Dumbreck, who shall each share the driving of the Aston Martin Vulcan as it returns to 'the hill'. The IQ Option liveried V12 Vantage GT3 is also due to be run over the four day event as well as the highly successful Vantage GT8. The all new DB11 is also due to make its FOS debut.

Having only finished her A level exams this morning, seventeen year old Jamie Chadwick became the youngest person to drive an Aston Martin Vulcan at Silverstone this afternoon under the watchful eye of AML and AMR driver Darren Turner as nine other hypercars also hit the Nothamptonshire track.

Monday saw celebrity TV chef Paul Hollywood let loose with an AMR V12 Vantage GT3 at a very wet Silverstone (at least under the watchful eye of Jody Fannin though) as part of a making of a further BBC documentary about the baker cum aspiring race driver. This car would have needed extensive repair following its race ending damage sustained during the Nurburgring 24H earlier this month.

Both Hollywood and Chadwick are due to join driving forces in a second Beechdean AMR Vantage GT4 as the British GT Series returns to the tracks at Spa Francorchamps in early July.

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