Its about to get busy for th AMR family in Europe and further afield (Updated)

Monday, April 12, 2021


This weekend sees the first really busy weekends of motorsport for this seasons expanded #TeamAMR family around the world with European campaigns hitting the track for the first time in Spain and Italy and with the progression of seasons already started both in Germany and Japan.

The GT4 European Series is the main news of the day with the series having only just released their provisional entry for their opening races at Monza featuring a mighty forty-seven cars with up to seven Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4’s amongst them.

Nearly two weeks later than hoped as the series amassed the entry details for the stragglers, we now have confirmation that the AGS Events Racing team will again be in attendance in defence of their 2020 crowns with a quartet of Astons – albeit with one still with TBA’s still associated with it. What we do know is that team boss Nicolas Gomar shares his #89 Am Class entry with new driver Eric Herr, whilst their Silver Cup entries are taken up by both Akhil Rabindra/Hugo Conde in the #45 car and Cesar Gazeau/Konstantin Lachenauer in the #27.

UPDATE - The fourth AGS Events Vantage GT4 is now a non-runner at Monza after the team failed to secure (we understand) silver rated driver in time.

These four will be joined by the return of the #7 Street Art Racing car after their year’s sabbatical with 2019 Am Champion Pascal Bachmann supporting another inexperienced GT4 debutant in Paul Theysgens whilst the Mirage Racing move up to the European Series for the first time in their new AMR with drivers Ruben Del Sarte and Tom Canning.

The news that we were waiting for was regarding the Henrick Lyngbye Pedersen/Marcus Lungstrass entry – formerly due to be with the R-Motorsport team as they did when they sampled the series at the end of last season at Paul Ricard but now via another team new to the AMR platform in the Racing One Team.

UPDATE - These cars were also joined by the PROsport Racing Vantage GT4 with Patrik Matthiesen who used the available testing sessions today for his own purposes as the DTM Trophy Series will visit the Italian circuit this season. The young Dane ended the day as fastest Aston driver in P13.

The GT4 European Series of course support the GT World Challenge Europe Series which will again only feature the Garage 59 AMR team amongst its forty-four entries at Monza.

Alex West, Chris Goodwin and Jonny Adam again join forces in the teams #188 Pro-Am entry whilst their #159 Silver Cup features a trio of Valentin Hasse-Clot, Alex MacDowall and Nicolai Kjaergaard.

The two, one-hour races for the GT4 cars and a three-hour race for the GT3 runners will be in addition to the opening round of the European Le Mans Series from Barcelona for the TF Sport AMR Vantage GTE of John Hartshorne, Ollie Hancock and Ross Gunn who are presently busy at the Series official Prologue Test at the circuit today and tomorrow before the season proper begins at the weekend.

Then on top of that we have (hopefully) the second round of the Nürburgring Langstrechen Serie from the Nordschleife (entry list still to be confirmed) as well as the second round of the Super Taikyu Series from Japan for the AMR GT3 and GT4 from the D’Station Racing team.

Photo credits - FFSA / GTWCE / Super Taikyu / GT4 European / ELMS
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