A better display from the AMR runners in FFSA GT4's second race at Magny-Cours

Sunday, May 09, 2021


What a difference a day makes, as todays concluding race of the second round of the FFSA GT4 Series saw a better performance from the five Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 crews than of yesterday when only two Astons finished the race.

Having found that the #8 Am Class entry from JSB Competition had elected to sit out both races for their own reasons rather than because of technical or accident damage reasons, that left the four AGS Events crews and the one from Mirage Racing to battle for class honours.

With the Magny-Cours circuit having lost its clear blue skies of yesterday and with the wind picking up, it was again the #89 AGS car of Parisy/Gomar who were the top AMR runners at the start, but this time they had the young Valentin Hasse-Clot close behind in their #007 AGS car having lost out from their cars early in yesterday’s race.

With thirty runners rushing into the sweep of turn 1 again, it was inevitable that at least one car would find the gravel (not an Aston this time luckily) as a then stranded Alpine forced an early Safety Car for its recovery.

Soon back to green, Hasse-Clot was pushing hard and quickly passed the #89 for position as they chased down the Silver Cup leader ahead as Ruben Del Sarte (#38 Mirage) and Christophe Carriere (#161 AGS) squabbled over places lower down. Another unscheduled excursion through a gravel trap for the #79 AGS car brought back thoughts of yesterday, but this time they kept it going to re-join the circuit and would ultimately finish P4 in the Am Class.

By the time that the pit window was closed, Romain Leroux faced his biggest challenge of the FFSA GT4 season so far as he battled within a group of twelve, multi-class cars but would end up coming away with a Silver Cup Class win for his troubles.

Like yesterday, they were to be the only AMR podium winners at Magny-Cours again but at least all had the chance to remedy their errors of yesterday to be again part of an exciting series.

Next stop Albi in early June.

Photo credits – FFSA / Teams
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