Team AMR just gets bigger again in the USA

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The continued hard work of recruiting new teams into the Aston Martin Racing family by the factory's North American strategic partner CSJ Motorsport again came up trumps today with the announcement that the Flying Lizard team will the latest racing team in the USA to compete in an AMR Vantage GT4 for their forthcoming 2020 season.

A long standing Porsche team, todays announcement sees their driver line up of Michael Dinan and Robby Foley swap to the new turbo charged Vantage GT4 for the SRO sanctioned GT4 America Series in both the Sprint and Sprint X race formats for which the team have already acquired two cars.

Having more recently competed in a Porsche Cayman GT4, it appears that a racing trip over to the Gulf 12hrs at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi last December was enough for Dinan to decide between the car platforms as he shared one of Optimum Motorsports AMR Vantage GT4's for the first time in a race environment with great personal success.

“I’m ready and excited to take on my second season in SRO GT4 America with Flying Lizard Motorsports,” said Dinan. “I've learned plenty of valuable lessons in my first full season of racing that I'll be looking to improve on in 2020. The new car is exciting, so hopefully we can compete for wins and podiums right away.”

This news comes off the back of the first GT4 America team to swap over to the AMR platform to show off their new arrival into their garage today ready for the new season that starts in early March. That car will be driven by Bryan Putt and Kenton Koch in the same series as the Flying Lizards so a competitive GT4 Series just got a whole lot more competitive between stable-mates!

This is great news for all involved and just reward for both CSJ Motorsport and the AMR factory that have worked so hard to facilitate such deals within still relatively tight timescales before the new season as both work to broaden the marques presence on that side of the Atlantic. 

These teams we understand, are not the end of the new recruits that shall race an AMR in either the SRO or IMSA sanctioned series but only time will see those deals confirmed by those involved.

Photo credits - Flying Lizards / Gulf 12hr / Optimum / Social media

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