Latest Champions confirmed for Aston Martin Arcing customer teams

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Having already won the two previous races of the final GT Cup Championship round at Silverstone this weekend, Whitebridge AMR's Adam Hatfield and Chris Murphy have now been confirmed as the overall GT Cup Champions of 2018 as well.

With todays final race of the season finale being abandoned due to weather related track conditions, the crucial points gained on Saturday were more than enough for the crew of the #72 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 to secure the overall crown to go with their class title that they had already secured at the previous round at Donington.

Never looking back when adversity hit them made season with the loss of their car in a testing accident, Hatfield's connections with the Team Hard Ginetta team allowed them to continue with their championship aspirations whilst they source another Aston.

With so many individual race wins inner his belt this season Hatfield will have a real chance of following in the footsteps of his co driver by winning the Aston Martin Racing "Rookie of the Year' Award at the factories annual prize giving gala and from earlier conversations he is already looking at possible avenues to make use of the facilities being made available under the factory's Academy Driver programme for 2019.

With no GT4 cars competing at the final round of the Australian GT Championship's final round of the season at the Hampton Downs circuit in New Zealand allowed for the confirmation that Jeremy Gray has indeed secured that Championship's very first GT4 title also after a near commanding performance throughout the season aboard his JMG Bilstein AMR Vantage GT4.

First introduced to the car by Andrew Miedecke lats year, the former saloon car racer soon found his feet in the GT endurance scene securing a trio of podium finishes as early as the opening event of the year. With the racing experience of Miedecke alongside him for the longer Endurance races, only a brief 'hiccup-cup' in fortune for them at the fourth race of the season stopped his winning margin from being any larger than what is was!

Congratulations to both teams - hope we get to see you race again somewhere in 2019.

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