Meeting up with Tom's extended family

Friday, April 19, 2019

Having seen with some of the cars that Tom Ferrier's TF Sport team will be entering in this season's British GT Championship last month came todays full reveal of both Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3's and GT4's ahead of the season's opener from Oulton Park this weekend.

Having fitted in a sneaky final shakedown test at Snetterton on Wednesday before some final simulator work at Base Performance yesterday, all four cars were revealed to the racing media this morning just before the cars took to the circuit for a final day of private testing.

Both sets of cars will compete this year in similar base colours to each other - metallic blue for the Vantage GT3's and a very vibrant lime for the GT4's. With all four drivers within the two GT4 cars signed up for the Aston Martin Driver Academy this year, racing in a near AMR lime and with the car numbers synonymous with the factory WEC team gives that process that little bit more realism to the cars bigger brother in the GTE class.

AMR factory driver and reigning GT3 Champion joins up with Graham Davidson this year and will race in the teams #47 car whilst Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim race in the #2 car. The same base colour has been applied but with different colour team hexagons and sponsor logos (of course).

For the first time we see both GT4 cars out together outside of their factory supplied white finish. They certainly won't be any issues in not seeing these two cars coming through the pack even in the track conditions of last year from Oulton Park!!

Young guns Patrick Kibble and Josh Price share the #95 car whilst Tom Canning and newest recruit Ashley Hand share the #97 car.

Overall, it was a good start to the weekends proceedings for the teams four cars with the #97 car taking the top slot on the timing screen for both morning and afternoon sessions today with the #95's best being P4 this afternoon and both GT3 cars being in the top four all day.

The real business starts tomorrow with the first of the official Free Practice sessions before Qualifying for Mondays two races later in the afternoon.

Officially - the British GT Championship starts now!

Photo credits - TF Sport

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