AMR Vantage GT3's old and new to take on The Mountain at Bathurst this weekend

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


Never mind the return of a certain individual to the next round of the new GT World Challenge Australia Series this weekend, we want to welcome back the mighty Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 of Mike Bailey after their long hard slog in getting their #38 car ready again for racing.

Just over two weeks ago, Bailey entered his Red Bull liveried AMR Vantage GT3 into the first round of the rebadged GTWCA Trophy Series from Phillip Island only to badly damage it in avoidance during the opening laps of the opening race that weekend.

Two full weeks of repairs and late pick ups of valuable parts flown in from Europe later and Bailey says his car is now ready to face its latest challenges in the Series this weekend as they visit the toughest circuit that Australia can offer at Bathurst.

Suffering from wholesale damages to the exterior of the car after its dramatic meeting with the tyre wall, the chassis thankfully remained straight but whilst some bodywork panels could be repaired, others had to be flown in from Europe. That has obviously put paid to the cars former Red Bull livery enjoyed at Phillip Island to something new and as yet not revealed. Bailey has put the cars new livery design into that of an “Art Car”.

That aside and Bailey’s AMR is again joined by the Tony Quinn turbo charged #7 AMR Vantage GT3 who races within the main Series’ AM Class.

Two class podium finishes from Quinn at the opening two races of the series at Phillip Island has him share the Class lead with the #91 Audi as the multi-class grid looks forward to two one-hour sprint races over The Mountain.

Both races are due to be shown live on the SRO’s YouTube channel for international viewers.

Photo credits – GTWCA / Bailey
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