Beechdean AMR putting an early claim down for Brands Hatch opener

Saturday, May 22, 2021

There’s no better way than making your intentions known than by dominating the opening days proceedings ahead of the first round of the 2021 British GT Championship from Brands Hatch today.

Much missed for all bar one cameo appearance at Brands Hatch last season, sees a welcomed full season return for Andrew Howard and his Beechdean AMR team as he re-joins AMR factory driver Jonny Adam aboard their #7 Pro-Am class entered Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3.

With just a handful of test days under their belts, the Beechdean AMR hit the still slippery track of Brands Hatch hard to come out of this morning’s Free Practice sessions fastest in FP2 and third fastest with their aggregated times.

That transpired into two quicker Qualifying runs (one each for Howard and Adam) to be third quickest for Howard in his earlier run before Adam set the fastest lap for the Pro drivers to earn them overall pole position with their aggregated times.

Sadly with just two Aston Martins competing at Brands Hatch this weekend, the new Silver Am classed Ultimate Speed AMR Vantage GT3 of Mike Brown and Matt Manderson suffered early accident damage (now fully repaired) that hindered their earlier set up runs.

Again, competing their own Am and Pro Qualifying times, they will start tomorrows opening two-hour race from the rear of the GT3 grid in P14 after having a lap discounted for track limits.

Photo credits – Jacob Ebrey / Team
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