Two Astons finally become three for GT4 European opener

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

After some last minute negotiations with the series organisers, it looks as if Academy Motorsport will indeed be entering both of their Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4's into this weekends GT4 European Series opener from Zolder.

Having previously advertised a two car entry into both the GT4 European Series and its sister SRO series (the British GT Championship) the Worcester based team has been struggling to fill their final seat in the second of their cars, but have today received a change of driver grading that will now allow the one confirmed driver to race alone.

Just after the AMR Collective test from Portimao in Portugal in early March, team boss Matt Nichol-Jones announced that he would indeed be returning to the Pro/Am class of the European Series but with a new co-driver in Walero race wear boss and former Dutch Supercar driver Fiona James.

Now racing solo in the team's other car will be (now) Bronze rated driver Immanuel Vinke, a name that many of you will recognise as a man who raced with Beechdean AMR in their Vantage GTE at the final round of the European Le Mans Series in Portimao last year.

Joining the two Academy cars will the Street Art Racing V8 Vantage GT4 #7 car of Pascal Bachmann and Julien Darras who will also compete in the Pro/Am class. They will race a car with the livery that competed in the FFSA GT4 Championship last year having sold their former GT4 European Series car to - Academy Motorsport over the winter!

Forty four cars from ten manufacturers are presently down on the Zolder entry list!

Sharing the meeting with the Blancpain GT Sprint Series, all races will be streamed live via the series webpage.

Photo credits - Jacob Ebrey / GT4 European

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