Gunn back to China GT

Monday, August 05, 2019

Aston Martin Racing factory reserve and Beechdean AMR Le Mans Cup driver Ross Gunn is presently on his way back to China to help Chinese team Asia Sonic Racing see out the remaining rounds of the 2019 season as the team look to finish on something of a high.

Having raced in the Championship in 2017 with what was then the China Equity AMR team, Gunn finished P3 in the Championship that year with Stanley Yang in the then V8 normally aspirated AMR Vantage GT4 before his place was taken by Jack Mitchell who went some better to take the overall GT4 title in 2018. For this season the team's financial backers changed as did the team name to BSEM Asia Sonic Racing with young German, Yves Volte taking the lead and guiding role in their new 2019 specification Vantage GT4 alongside Gentleman driver David Pun.

Delays in receiving their new car from Prodrive and through the infamous Chinese customs delayed their assault on the GT4 Championship with the latest AMR machinery together for the start of the season but with some bad luck in races also took their effect including last time out at the Shanghai International Circuit where Yang broke his foot in a scary rear end shunt on the rain soaked track just before the race was abandoned. Bizarrely that weather affected race was also where Pun and Volte secured the team's first podium finish of the season in P3.

The ferocity of that collision destroyed what was one of the last normally aspirated V8 Vantage GT4's made by Prodrive.

Gunn will drive alongside Pun at this weekends street circuit races at Qinhuangdao before the final two scheduled rounds in September and October as well as the possibility of a further street circuit round in November as the 2019 season reaches its half way stage with six races still remaining.

We understand that Volte is looking at opportunities in other GT4 series including a possible drive in the ADAC GT4 Germany Series with PROsport Performance.

Track action at Qinhuangdao starts Friday

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