Beechdean AMR Head South For ELMS Round Four

Monday, August 22, 2016

Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) will travel to the south of France this weekend (27th/28th August) to begin the second half of the 2016 European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at Circuit Paul Ricard.

Following a six week gap from round three at Red Bull Ring in Austria, the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage V8 GTE #99 will be back in action for a four hour race. Beechdean AMR drivers Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex MacDowall currently lie second in GTE standings, and will look to continue their impressive early form into the second half of the season.

The 5.861km race track is based a stones throw away from Marseille and is distinctive because of its black and blue run off areas. The circuit is considered to be one of the most technically advanced in the world and is also notable for its unusual layout. This includes the huge 1.8km Mistral Straight which will test the aero efficiency of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE ,against other competing cars on the track.

The nature of the circuit should provide spectators with an entertaining and exciting race, as the cars have multiple opportunities to overtake throughout the four hours. Beechdean AMR team owner and driver Andrew Howard said, “It’s great to be back to a circuit that we have tested and raced at before. It is full throttle now, let’s see what happens.”

“It’s very close in the championship now, as you would expect. I’m sure it will be an intense battle as we head into the second half of the season. Let’s hope we have the momentum to do it at Ricard.” stated Aston Martin racing veteran Turner.

MacDowall commented on the upcoming race, saying “I am really looking forward to racing at Paul Ricard for the first time. We’re still in the championship hunt and we want to win it, so we need another solid result to do this.”

Beechdean AMR are looking forward to an action packed weekend and are hopeful that the Paul Ricard will throw up an exciting race as well as a good team result.

Source material - Beechdean AMR
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