What do you call four men in an Aston Martin GT8?

Monday, October 02, 2017

The answer to that would simply be Messrs Palmer, Cate, Hollywood and Hindhaugh!

That is the latest confirmed entry for the Aston Martin Lagonda entered #232 car Vantage GT8 for next months 24H Series' visit to the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas for Creventic's first ever transatlantic visit with their speciality 'partitioned' 24 hour race format.

With more detail in the names it opens with Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin Lagonda and keen petrol head who has obviously been ramping up his track time this year in the Aston Martin Owners Club series aboard his V8 Vantage GT4. Next up is Peter Cate, an AML supported driver with many years of VLN Nordschleife racing experience including winning his class at this years N24 aboard this very car.

Then there is Paul Hollywood of a certain UK TV cookery show fame, keen petrol head and a former entrant in the British GT Championship aboard a Beechdean GT4. We believe that his recent racing experience has been somewhat limited to possibly just one race in Britcar this year due to his TV heavy commitments so diving into a 24hour will be an eye opener for him.

Last but no means least is John Hindhaugh of Radio Le Mans fame. Never more a twenty miles from a race track and no stranger to Aston Martin Lagonda nor Aston Martin Racing this event will surely be his biggest race to date.

Track activity starts with an optional private test on Thursday 9th November before Qualifying on Friday 10th with the first 14 hours of racing on the Saturday before concluding over Sunday 12th.

Photo credits - VLN

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