Beechdean AMR confirm LM24 driver line up

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Whilst the team are busy setting themselves up for the next round of the European Le Mans Series at the Autodromo di Monza this weekend, bosses at the team have also been been busy finalising the announcement for the final driver line up within the car at next months Le Mans 24H.

With AMR Factory driver Darren Turner obviously 'cup tied' with the factory squad, Beechdean AMR have today confirmed that Ross Gunn and Olly Bryant will be joining Andrew Howard the blue, white and orange liveried #99 car in France.

Having fulfilled a dream to race at the event last year in the previous iteration of the AMR V8 Vantage GTE alongside Liam Griffin and Gary Hirsch and finishing the race, this years entry shall takes on the next step of Howard's master plan by having the aim to finish the toughest GT endurance race in a position of significance - i.e. on the podium!

Preparation for Le Mans obviously continues at an unabated speed with the help of the AMR factory, and drivers at this weekend event in Italy as the team look to emulate (if not better) their podium position last time out in the series at Silverstone where they finished third.

Reigning European Le Mans Series Champion Andrew Howard commented on his return to the Le Mans, stating “To be taking part in the ultimate endurance race for the second time is amazing. Last year we stuck to our race plan and achieved the finish, this year we hope to be more competitive. I’m excited to get to work with Olly and continuing with my ELMS team-mate Ross.”

Beechdean AMR’s European Le Mans Series GTE youngster, Ross Gunn, will take to Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time in June. Having shown promise in the first round of the ELMS at Silverstone, Gunn is aware of the task ahead of him commenting, “Every driver on the planet dreams of racing at this event, and to be here so early in my career is very special. I have learnt a lot about the car and GTE racing over the past few months and I know we have a big task ahead. Thank you to the team and Andrew for this incredible opportunity”.

Multiple British GT race winner Bryant will join the team at Circuit de la Sarthe for the first time a year after making his debut at the prestigious event. With a GT career stretching back to 2002, Bryant will bring valuable experience to the team: “I am delighted to be making a return to Le Mans. Finishing 9th last year gave me a taste for the incredible event. I am excited to be joining Andrew, Ross and Beechdean AMR in such a competitive car. Our goal is the podium, and I’d like to thank my sponsors for making this possible”.

Photo credit - Olly Bryant 

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