Vulcan to lead the way on Gumball 3000

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Never backward in coming forward in displaying the road and track capabilities of his Aston Martin Vulcan, Gleb Stepanov again leads the way for the marque as he shares his rather special car with another driver for an eight day charitable drive from Mykonos to Ibiza in the Gumball 3000.

Having already raced his Vulcan at the Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans in 2018 and again in the Aston Martin Owners Club meetings at both Snetterton and Donington last year where Stepanov and co driver Stephen Tomkins also achieved the Vulcan's first race win (albeit in the Invitational Class), he has always wanted to encourage other like minded Vulcan owners to take their cars either to the race track to to exhibit their car publicly at other events..

What makes this car additionally special is that it is also the only Vulcan to have been made road legal by the RML Group. For the Festival race and the AMOC meetings the car had been upgraded to the more bonkers AMR specification but in order for it to be road legal again it will have been downgraded again.

Stepanov did partake in a similar road festival last year when he and his car were awarded a wild card entry into the Best of Italy Rally which was fully appreciated by the large crowds over that weekend.

Joining him in the race organisers 21st birthday Gumball 3000 celebratory event - a 3000 mile / 8 day / 10 countries event will be UK automotive lifestyles and Youtuber James William Walker who will be making regular video log updates of his experiences - starting with this shakedown event from Silverstone earlier this year.

The event takes place over the 7-15th June 2019

Photo credits - Aston Martin / Newbridge Motorsport / RML
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