Six Aston Martins to join the GT Cup's meeting at Donington Park

Thursday, August 23, 2018

It was great to read the following news release from the GT Cup organisers today about the increased Aston Martin Racing customer team attendance at their penultimate meeting of the season at Donington Park in a couple of weeks time.

Former GTO championship contender Nigel Hudson returns with his AMR V12 Vantage GT3 as well as two cars from the Beechdean AMR stable and a third V8 Vantage for full season and overall championship title contenders Whitebridge AMR.

If you like Astons and three good competitive races over a weekend then Donington could be the place to be!

Three years after its GT Cup debut, top British endurance racing outfit Beechdean AMR will make its return to the Championship with a two-car entry for rounds 17, 18, and 19 of the 2018 season at Donington Park on September 8/9.

Andrew Howard, currently competing in British GT alongside factory Aston Martin driver Darren Turner, will make his first appearance in the GT Cup as he races his V12 Vantage GT3 in Group GTO. Howard, a two-time British GT Champion, returned to competition in the United Kingdom this year after two seasons in the European Le Mans Series, where he became GTE Champion in 2016.

Also making a return with the team will be motorsport enthusiast Paul Hollywood, once again climbing behind the wheel of Beechdean AMR’s Vantage GT4, which will run in Group GTH.

Hollywood first raced alongside Jonny Adam in GT Cup at Brands Hatch in 2015, taking a Group victory. He also took part in the 2015 Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans alongside David Richards, and with Jamie Chadwick in several 2016 British GT events and the 2018 AMR Festival, as well as adding a second-place finish in 2017 24 Hours of COTA.

With its two car entry, Beechdean AMR bolsters the GT Cup to six Aston Martins for Donington Park, alongside the returning Nigel Hudson and HUD Motorsports, and a trio of Vantage GT4s for Whitebridge AMR.

Photo credits - Jacob Ebrey / Steve Jackman
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