So there is where it went......!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Last seen out on track at the very last track meeting to actually start proceedings with what was already then a revised race schedule at St Petersburg in Florida, Canadian race driver Fred Roberts is just one of a long line of drivers in the USA to have made the switch to the Aston Martin Racing marque for what should have been a full and exciting season within the SRO GT4 America Series.

Under the watchful eye of Generation AMR's young Pro driver Matt George, Roberts auditioned his #89 Recstuff Racing prepared AMR Vantage GT4 at the opening round of the Sprint Series from the Circuit of the Americas earlier this month where he came away with two good finishes.

The next Sprint round was supposed to have been at St Petersburg just a week later but local government COVID-19 restrictions put pay to that event just as the GT cars had completed their first practice session and whilst we all wait for movement restrictions to be lifted and the threat of viral infection removed, what is interesting is just where Roberts new car has come from.

Whilst his fellow AMR competitors in the series have purchased new race cars from AMR's North American partner CSJ Motorsport, Roberts secured the purchase of a certain used 2019 specification AMR Vantage GT4 with a Championship winning provenance under its belt already.

Formally raced in the colours of  #11 Beechdean AMR in the 2019 British GT Championship, this is of course the car that Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman drove to secure their GT4 Pro-Am last year.

Although having raced under the Beechdean team name, we understand that the car was actually owned by the title sponsors of the car and was sold (to Roberts) as soon as Fletcher/Plowman and sponsors had decided to return to the Championship in 2020 with a Bentley GT3.

The next round of the GT4 America Series is due to be from Lime Rock Park in Connecticut at the beginning of May but that is sadly, yet to be confirmed.

Photo credit - (Team celebration) Jacob Ebrey

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