AGS Events Racing Team expand to four AMR Vantage GT4's for FFSA GT4

Tuesday, September 08, 2020


Having been doing rather well in Europe so far with a whole collection of class podium finishes in both the GT4 European Series and the FFSA GT4 Series, the AGS Events Racing Team expand up to a fleet of four Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4's for this weekends second round of the French national GT championship from Magney-Cours.

Their first round into the FFSA GT4 at Nogaro two weeks ago proved to be something of a mixed bag for the two Pro-Am and single Am class entered cars as all six drivers were thrusted into a competitive atmosphere of the opening round's triple header with not a lot of pre-season track time (if any) for some off them.

Despite that and a couple of DNF's between them, the team still came away with a couple of podium finishes for the #89 Pro-Am car of Nicolas Gomar and Mike Parisy.

Akhil Rabindra returned to GT racing at the opening round with the team having spent most of last season out in the USA competing in the Michelin Pilot Challenge with CSJ Motorsport and this year he is also part of the AMR Drivers Academy again. He and co driver Gilles Vannelet have now had one meeting to become accustomed with one another as Rabindra gets back up to speed having had a long winter and summer away from the racetrack.

The first of the team's Am entries is the #161 car of Didier Dumaine and Christophe Carriere. For this pair, the started well with a class pole in race one before ultimately finishing P4 but after that incident and accident on track lead to a lowly finish in race 2 and a DNF in race 3.

For the second round's usual two race format at Magney-Cours, these three cars will be joined with another Am class entry for reigning FFSA GT4 Am Champion and AGS racer Julien Lambert who will be joined by Romano Ricci. Lambert was one of the original names listed with the team pre-season but it has taken him till now to find a suitable co driver in the form of the Bentley GT World Challenge Europe driver Ricci.

Track action begins on Thursday with Private testing before Free Practice on Friday. Similarly to the GT4 European Series, Qualifying will take place on Saturday ahead of Race 1 later in 6th day with race 2 on Sunday.

Photo credits - FFSA GT4 / AGS Events Racing

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