Garage 59 fill in the blanks for their Blancpain GT campaign

Monday, April 01, 2019

Garage 59 complete the final gaps in the 2019 Blancpain GT Series campaign puzzle this morning with confirmation of their driver line up for their Pro and Pro-Am entered Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3's.

Within the Pro class entered #59 will be the teams former McLaren men of Come Ledogar and Andrew Watson who will now be joined with AMR Factory driver Jonny Adam whilst the Pro-Am #188 entry is again the trio of Alexander West, Aston Martin High Performance Test Driver Chris Goodwin and TV Personality and racer Chris Harris.

“We were pleased to earn the runner up spot last year but we’re all very competitive people so of course we want the title,” said West. “The new Garage 59 is just as focused on winning titles as the old one and we believe we have the right partner in Aston Martin to do so. It’s going to take a lot of hard work from Garage 59 and Aston Martin Racing but testing has gone well so far and we are all fired up for the challenge and looking forward to getting stuck in at the first race at Monza.”

“I’m pleased with the driver line-ups we have secured,” said Team Principal Andrew Kirkaldy. “We worked with Andrew and Côme for many years on the McLaren GT programme. I’ve always been impressed with them and it is great to welcome Jonny to the team as an Aston Martin works driver who has been involved in the development of the new car. The AM squad was a case of getting the band back together so they can go after the title again.”

“Pre-season testing has been good,” said Kirkaldy. “We’re learning the new car and building a new relationship with Aston Martin Racing. As a team we still have much to learn and we’re all eager to see how we go at Monza. We’re very pleased to welcome Bayliss & Harding as a new partner for 2019. You’ll also notice our livery features the Aston Martin Drivers Club logo as this is a programme operated by Garage 59. We’re delighted with this collaboration and we’re enjoying working on such an exciting programme.”

Todays news also shows off the teams new blue and while livery having only previously tested with their two Vantage GT3's in their base white finish.

The Garage 59 team will complete pre-season testing at the end of running tomorrow at Silverstone. The next stop for the team will be Monza in Italy for Round 1 of the Blancpain GT Series on 14 April.

Source material and photo credits - Garage 59

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