Another busy weekend off to a great start with #TeamAMR

Friday, September 04, 2020


As with most things in life, careful preparation pays dividends later and that certainly the case over at the Fuji Speedway in Japan where D'Station Racing AMR have placed their #777 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3 on Pole Position and their AMR V8 Vantage GT4 P3 in class ahead of tomorrows start of their opening round of the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series.

Not just any old first round though as this happens to be an all out 24hour introduction to this multi-class GT series that the D'Station Racing team alongside their Super GT commitments with their 'baby' Vantage running competitively for the first time alongside the 2019 Series runners up in the bigger Vantage GT3 as they get down to business in the early hours (European time).

Over in the USA, the IMSA Weather Sportscar Championship and supporting Michelin Pilot Challenge reconvene at Road Atlanta for a six hour race for the IMSA field and a four hour race later for the GT4's. AMR factory driver Darren Turner flew out yesterday to support the Heart Of Racing team and their regular drivers Ian James and Roman de Angelis in this event whilst the GT4 field is again made up of the Kohr Motorsport car of Nate Stacey and Kyle Marcelli and two cars from the Automatic Racing team.

Turners presence at the event will give AMR their first opportunity to give their 2020 AMR Academy Drivers some tuition and guidance from the multiple Le Mans winner as travel restrictions due to the pandemic have so far stifled any free movement of driver coaches.

Back in Europe, the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and GT4 European Series share the Nurburgring this weekend as Garage 59 muster two of their AMR Vantage GT3's into this weekends elongated six hour race for the #188 Pro-Am entry for Alex West/Chris Goodwin and birthday boy Jonny Adam whilst James Pull joins Valentin Hasse Clot and Andrew Watson for the first time aboard the #159 Silver Cup entry.

There, Hasse Clot will double stint series as he hops between garages with the AGS Events Racing team to partner Nicolas Nouet in their #29 Vantage GT4 and their sister #89 Am Class entry for Nicolads Gomar and Gilles Vannelet.

Finally but certainly by no means least sees the PROsport Racing team return to the Creventic 24H Series event at Hockenheim and their sixteen hours of racing this weekend as the Series swapped out their intended round at Barcelona for one in Germany that could go ahead as planned. He shares the car with his gentlemen clients Rodrique Gillion and Tim Heeren.

Using just our fingers to count up the available race time this weekend, that equates to about 58 hours of racing between these six series and still (we believe) that there may be another AMR Academy driver in action this weekend in the Ultimate Cup Series - but that needs a little more investigation.

Good luck to all and lets hope your efforts are worth it at the chequered flag.

Photo credits - D'Station Racing / GT World Challenge Europe / GT4 Europe / Verdonck / HoRT

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