Two more AMR Vantage GT4's to race at Barcelona

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Completing another busy weekend programme of motorsport in Europe are the activities down at the Circuit de Catalyuna near Barcelona where we will find the Creventic 24H Series undertaking their final endurance round of the season in continental Europe whilst being also supported by the fledgling SRO GT4 South Europe Series.

With the Series having started in Dubai back in January, German based Prosport Performance entered one of their two Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4's from the second round at Mugello in March where drivers Rodrigue Gillion, Nico Verdonck and Akhil Rabindra completed a sensational P2 finish at the first time of asking for all concerned.

Further podiums were collected by the team at both Spa and Brno until something of a disastrous round last time out at Portimao where various technical issues with the car finally proved to be too much for all with the car being retired from the race (and effective class championship lead) just after the halfway mark.

With the two Prosport cars now competing at the final round of the GT4 European Series at the Nurburgring we understand that the car entered into this race has been hired by the team from Team Virage for the both Gillion and Verdonck who will this time be joined by co-drivers Jon Aizpurua and Nicholas Silva.

Supporting the 24H Series is the SRO sanctioned GT4 South Europe Series and that sees two AMR Vantage GT4's being entered - one from local team Team Virage and one from Generation AMR SuperRacing.

Whilst the Generation AMR car of James Holder and Matt George have skipped the final round of the GT4 European Series to race at a new venue and series for them in Spain, this race is just the second round for Team Virage after a mixed opener for them at Jarama in mid June.

Co-incidentally (or not), Nicholas Silva who is racing aboard the Prosport entry in 24H Series was also with Team Virage in their opening races with their then brand new AMR cars but a heavy crash in race 1 for his co-driver left the car unable to race in race 2.

Since then the team did also race in the 24H Series 24hr at Portimao with a driver line up that included AMR factory driver Pedro Lamy where a third place result was their reward. So far only one driver (Diogo Ferrro - Series organiser) has been listed with their #95 car in the GT4 South Europe races so we will wait to see if another driver can be found in time.

Like the GT4 European Series the GT4 South Europe Series features two - one hour races over the Friday and Saturday of the weekend.

Photo credits - 24H Series 

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