Beechdean GT3 Donington driver line up change

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Driver Rory Butcher will join Andrew Howard for the final round of British GT at Donington Park on the 11th of September.

Due to a crash at Spa Francorchamps, the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 was forced to miss its first race in over five years. Despite all efforts, the car experienced too much damage and could not take part in the race at Snetterton.

Ross Gunn, unable to race in GT3 due to the damage, then moved back to GT4 and paired with Jack Bartholomew for the two rounds at Snetterton. In the hunt for the championship the decision was made to maintain the pairing through to the end of the season, leaving Howard without a driving partner for the final race at Donington Park.

Rory Butcher was a championship contender for the British GT, GT3 title last year, which after a gruelling season, was won by Beechdean AMR. Butcher has made the step into the Beachdean squad and will partner Howard. He recently won the fourth round of the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard and is an accomplished driver, with many years of experience driving GT cars, and is sure to be a great asset to the Beechdean AMR team.

Team Boss and driver Andrew Howard commented on the change of line up, saying, “It is amazing how many great drivers Scotland has produced and I am lucky to be pairing with another quick one."

Butcher commented on his upcoming race at Donington, stating, “Having spent most of the year racing against Andrew in ELMS. I am looking forward to being on the same team as him for a change. We will be looking for a great result at the last round of British GT”

The UK is set for a fine weekend of motorsports on the 10/11th of September, with the recent warm weather due to remain for the season finale. It looks to be a weekend full of excitement that won’t disappoint.

Source material - Beechdean AMR
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