Potentially three Astons at the Road to Le Mans this year (UPDATED)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It was great to read today that amongst the fifty strong provisional entry list to this years Road to Le Mans race at the Circuit de Le Sarthe includes potentially three Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3's.

As a full season Le Mans Cup entry, the #99 Beechdean AMR car of Andrew Howard and Ross Gunn of course get an automatic entry in the 24Hours of Le Mans support race as that race forms part of their six race series - a series that started earlier this month at Le Castellet and will end at Portimao in October.

Speculation has now been confirmed that in another car will be the 2018 British GT GT3 Champion Flick Haigh aboard, this time a platform supplied and maintained by the TF Sport team. Haigh competed last year in the British GT Championship alongside AMR factory driver Jonny Adam in the old Optimum V12 Vantage GT3.

What we still don't know is the identity of her co-driver and which iteration of the Vantage GT3 she will be driving as it was first stated that she wanted to drive her V12 Vantage at the holy grail of endurance racing for the final time but we can be assured that her co-driver will be someone we know and is someone who is very quick!

Finally but unfortunately still on the reserve list is an entry from Optimum Motorsport for their V8 Vantage GT3 of Ollie Wilkinson and John Gaw of Aston Martin Racing. With Wilkinson already busy in both the British GT Championship and the International GT Open Series, this will be an event that AMR will be keen to get their new young client involved in as a progressive step to their GTE platform in the coming years.

The Road to Le Mans will feature two 55 minute races - on on the Thursday evening and the other immediately before the start of the 24Hr of Le Mans itself.


As its turned following yesterdays entry announcement that again under the watchful instruction of Jonny Adam, Flick Haigh and the TF Sport crew went up to the Anglesey Circuit yesterday to test aboard Mark Farmer's AMR Vantage GT3 following the first rounds of the British GT Championship at the weekend.

Photo credits - Le Mans Cup / Optimum / Anglesey Circuit

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