Championship potential for AMR runner in GT4 European Series finale **UPDATED**

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Supporting the Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe again from the Nurburgring this weekend will be the GT4 European Series who will be seeing out their final two - one hour races of their 2019 season after another highly entertaining of mix class GT4 racing.

Provisionally ending the season with a couple fewer Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4's than what was started with, we at least have one such car very much in contention for an overall Class Championship position for what started out as the most unlikeliest of combinations.

Having only competed in literally a handful of tin top/GT races prior to the season starting in Monza back in April sees Luxembourg based racer Clement Seyler and more established and returning team co-driver Pascal Bachmann lead the Am Class Championship going into this final round by 19pts with their green Street Art Racing AMR Vantage GT4. With twenty five points still being available for a class win per race that obviously means that everything is far from secure for the and their one handed grasp onto the Championship trophy is very much theirs to lose hold of over the course of events in Germany. The extent of knowledge and experience given to the team's young three AMR driver Academy drivers up (excl Bachmann) until now by their AMR factory driver coach Maxime Martin has been phenomenal.

Starting the season with seven AMR entries, the year will end with just five such cars attending the final round with Generation AMR SuperRacing skipping out again to race elsewhere this weekend and where the originally second Prosport Performance entered car is now competing down in Spain in the 24H Series.

That leaves both Street Art Racing cars of Seyler and Bachmann along with the team's Silver Cup class pairing of Julian Darras and Jamie Vandenbalck and with a full contingent from Academy Motorsport with their Silver Cup pair of Matt Cowley and Will Moore along with the Pro-Am entered pairing of Tom Wood and Fiona James. Completing the line up will be the sole Prosport car of Akhil Rabindra and David Griessner who will again race in Silver Cup.

Sadly for all the AMR entries bar the Seyler/Bachmann car, the only thing these guys (and girls) will be racing for this weekend is pride as none have any mathematical prospect of securing any class title or runners up position although the collective Team Championship is still up for grabs. Street Art Racing again are the highest placed AMR entry in P3 and within possible reach of the leading Liepert Motorsport.

Like Blancpain GT, both Free Practice sessions are on Friday ahead of Qualifying on Saturday morning which precedes that days first race of the weekend. The season is concluded just before Sunday lunchtime after the final one hour race of the season.


Since the publication of this post last night, the GT4 European Series has since confirmed a second PROsport Performance Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage entry for this final event of the series at the Nurburgring. Having raced with the team before at the last 24H Series event down in Portimao in July, David Ortmann returns to the team alongside fellow series returnee Alex Mies in the team's #19 Silver Cup entry.

Photo credits - GT4 European

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