Another busy weekend for Team AMR around Europe

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This weekend sees two very popular GT series resume their season after several weeks off whilst over in Germany, on of the most iconic and toughest endurance races in the GT world takes its green flag.

Over at Spa Francorchamps, the International GT Open series resumes for the two races over the weekend that will form its second round of the season with two Aston Martin racing V12 Vantage GT3's entered.

As previously reported, joining the full season entry from the Italian Solaris Motorsport squad will be the return of the local Aston Martin Brussels Racing car as a one off appearance with two local drivers. Last seen at the same event in 2015 the yellow and white car will be driven this time round by Tim Verbergt and Sam Dejonghe.

Solaris, themselves return to the series hoping for better performance after their earlier 'new car' niggles frustrated drivers  Francesco Sini and Mauro Calamia last time out in Estoril.

The two AMR's make up an impressive 29 car entry.

Over in south Norfolk, the British GT Championship also resumes with two, one hour races that form rounds 4 and 5 of their championship.

As usual, the five AMR representative cars return with the two TF Sport GT3's, the GT3 and GT4 from MacMillan and the GT4 from Academy motorsport. With both TF Sport cars trailing in P4 and P5 in the GT3 championship both will be looking to recover that point deficit to the now leading Barwell Lamborghini car of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen.

Likewise, Messers Littlejohn and Mitchell will be wanting to build upon their first podium success in their MacMillan GT3 last time out at Rockingham.

Over in the GT4 class, it is again another story of needing quick points for both the Academy and MacMillan crews as they trail the championship leading HHC Ginetta crew by a hefty fifty points.

Finally and certainly no means least, Saturday sees the start of the 2017 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of the Nordschleife featuring four cars from the Aston Martin family. Again, and as previously reported there are no Aston Martin Racing entries for this years event although there are two factory drivers inside the AML entered Vantage GT8.

One thing that we are waiting to be confirmed however is the name given to the R Motorsport's V8 Vantage GT4 for the race from the entry from a lighthearted Facebook competition.

Good luck to Team AMR but have a safe race to all.

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