Another double double for AGS Events Racing in GT4 European Series

Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Another double - double podium for the AGS Events Racing Team crews by the end of the weekends fourth round of the GT4 European Series at Zandvoort, Holland has left the Aston Martin Racing team at the head of all three Championship tables.

Competing in both the Silver Cup with Valentine Hasse-Clot and Theo Nouet (#27) and the Am Class with Gilles Vannelet and Nicolas Gomar (#89), both AMR Vantage GT4 crews adapted well to the change in the circuits configuration and coastal variable weather conditions to secure both overall race podiums with the #27 car and further class podiums for the #89 car further back.

With their best performances come in the first race on Saturday afternoon, a P3 starting slot for Nouet was translated into a P2 overall and second in class finish after some great offensive and careful defensive (when required) driving from both French youngsters. Their efforts were mirrored by the ‘elder statements’ aboard the #89 Am car which was started from P17 overall by Vannelet before an injured Gomar finished things off with a P10 overall and again P1 in class result. Even a late Safety Car restart couldn’t deny the team these results.

Sunday morning’s second race of the weekend would be harder for both cars after the weather conditions earlier on Saturday meant for some difficult driving conditions for both Hasse-Clot and Gomar meaning that both cars would be starting towards the rear of the grid in P14 and P17 respectively.

Not letting a few GT4’s to get in his way, Hasse-Clot was soon rising up the timing board as the opening laps passed by before eventually pitting at the halfway mark from P5 overall and P3 in Silver Cup. Gomar was doing likewise, not so many passes admittedly but still in contention for an Am Class podium in P13 overall.

A long Safety Car delay for recovery works and barrier repairs after a Porsche and BMW tangled took half of the second drivers available track time. At the green, Nouet pushed hard to claim P4 overall but with one of the big Camaro’s hounding him all the way to the chequered flag around the final lap where the #27 car secured P4 overall and P3 in Class. For the #89 crew, that final dash to the flag would be equally competitive for them as they secured P13 overall but this time P2 in Class.

These results leave the team nine points clear at the top of the Silver Cup table, eighteen points clear at the top of the Am class and forty one points ahead in the Team Championship table as everyone heads towards Spa Francorchamps for the penultimate round there in four week’s time.

Photo Credits – GT4 European

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