Back to Le Mans Cup at Spa Francorchamps for Beechdean AMR

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A quick dash over the Channel after the final round of the British GT Championship at Donington Park on Sunday was needed for the Beechdean AMR team to be at the iconic circuit at Spa - Francorchamps in time for pre-event testing yesterday - all ahead of the this weekends penultimate round of the Le Mans Cup Series.

Despite a class podium in the second race of the Road to Le Mans event at the 24Hours of Le Mans mid-season double header back in June, the #99 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3 entry for Andrew Howard and Ross Gunn was competing for a potential further podium last time out in Barcelona before an LMP3 car elected to become a 'mobile chicane', lapping just fast enough to keep it in front of a charging Gunn to deny him any opportunity of challenging the GT3's ahead for position in the closing stages of that July race.

Speaking to Howard and Gunn at Donington, both are resigned to the fact that the best that they can do is race for P4 in the series, not due to Balance of Performance issues but rather due to an 'imbalance' in the driver gradings with the Ams drivers in the three Ferrari's ahead.

Let's hope that Spa allows for a little more competitive spirit in Saturdays race.

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