More Aston and more Danes are never a bad thing in British GT

Monday, February 26, 2018

Great news for the Aston Martin Racing and British GT fan this evening as Worcester based Academy Motorsport confirmed an extended two car programme for the forthcoming British GT championship.

With full details still to be fully confirmed, we understand that team boss Matt Nichol-Jones will return to the British GT Championship with an (as yet) unconfirmed co driver whilst the teams second car will feature two 'young guns', one looking to consolidate and improve the skills gained from last year and the other making that tentative step up in to the GT class.

An unfortunate casualty from the demise of the MacMillan Racing squad before the end of last season, young Dane Jan Jonck steps up for his second year in the championship with Academy with unfinished business in the championship clearly on his agenda. He will this be joined this year by 16 year old Tom Wood who steps up in GT's from the Ginetta Junior tiptop series.

“Jan [Jonck] is completely at home in the Aston, as anyone who saw his amazing performance at Brands Hatch last season will testify. Had his previous team not missed the final round there’s a very good chance he would have finished third in the GT4 standings, which would have been very impressive given it was also his first season of GT racing. He’s the perfect driver to have alongside Tom [Wood] who already knows the circuits and also demonstrated what he’s all about throughout 2017 in Ginetta Juniors” said Nichol-Jones.

Unfortunately however, the team will not be at the championship's Media Day at Donington next Wednesday as like several of the other AMR British GT entries, they will be in Portimao, Portugal  with the AMR factory and other customer/partner teams for their annual 'family test'.

Photo credit - Tom Wood Racing

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