Winter testing gathers pace from Oulton Park

Friday, February 23, 2018

Just a few days after their first test of the winter months ,TF Sport were back at it today clocking in the laps at Oulton Park all in readiness for the opening round of the 2018 British GT Championship at the circuit come the end of March.

Significantly this time, the team's two bronze drivers Mark Farmer and Derek Johnston were this time joined by both halves of the infamous AMR 'Dane Train' who had their first taste of their respective Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3's as well as a re-aquaintance/familiarisation with the circuit.

Joining Mark Farmer in his #11 car this year will be AMR factory WEC driver Nicki Thiim whilst Derek Johnston will be joined by Marco Sorensen in his #17 car.

Not alone at Oulton Park, Beechdean AMR were also out testing their V12 Vantage GT3 with Andrew Howard and (also AMR Factory WEC Driver) Darren Turner behind the wheel for the first time this year as that duo change platforms and series together for the 2018 season having raced Howards GTE together in the European Le Mans Series.

This news here was that - for the first time since its creation, the teams X3 chassis car sported a pure white wrap instead of its usual blue/ white and cartoon character livery that we have all become accustomed to. Howard has already confirmed that a new for 2018 livery will be on the car for the start of the season.

Also at the circuit were the Generation SuperRacing team of Matt George and James Holder in their predominately white AMR V8 Vantage GT4. We were told by team boss James Appleby at the Autosport Show back in January that the pairing will be entering ad-hoc European GT4 / FFSA GT4 Series events in their Vantage GT4 subject to grid availability (which we understand may just well be at a premium this year) as well as the Aston Martin Racing festival at Le Mans in June.

The pair are of course involved in Holder's Jaguar Invictus Games GT4 programme within British GT.

Photo credits - TF Sport / Beechdean AMR

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