Rabindra returns to IMSA with a little factory support for VIR

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Having taken his inaugural race within the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series by storm last time out at Road America, British based racer Akhil Rabindra returns to the States this weekend for another round of the American GT4 series but this time with a little extra help from the Aston Martin Racing factory.

Competing last time out under the thundery skies of Road America, Rabindra qualified the #09 CSJ Motorsport supplied - Automatic Racing prepared AMR Vantage GT4 in third before taking the rain delayed start and handing over the car over to co-driver Kris Wilson from the race lead.

Unfortunately for Wilson, the constantly changing track conditions lead to contact with another car that damaged his steering enough for him to spin out along the front straight resulting in impact with the barrier that took out the front and rear corners to his Vantage GT4 - impact that put them out of the race from a then very strong position.

This weekend's race at Virginia International Raceway sees Rabindra joined by Aston Martin Racing's latest World Endurance Championship driver and AMR Drivers Academy Coach Ross Gunn who shares the car for his first excursion into racing Stateside.

This car will be a combination to watch.

We also expect to see Tom Long return along with Ramin Abdolvahabi with the possibility of a third AMR Vantage GT4 featuring Brandon Kidd. Issues accessing the IMSA website have proven difficult to access a comprehensive entry list.

Photo credits - Automatic / AMR

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