Hoping for some more of the same from Magny Cours this weekend

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

So, it’s yet another busy race programme coming up this weekend from the Magny-Cours circuit in central France with another double bill of SRO sanctioned GT3 and GT4 racing on the cards for both the FFSA GT4 and GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Series.

Whilst this is the second round of the French national GT4 series after their opening salvo from Nogaro last month, this event sees the opening round of the GTWCE Sprint Series for which we welcome two Garage 59 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT3’s to the entry list for the first time.

Regular participants within the Series Endurance Cup rounds, the AMR Partner team branches out into the adrenalin fuelled sprint races with both an established partnership in one car but also will a new pairing in the other.

With twenty-seven cars making up the grid for the weekends day and night races has AMR factory driver Jonny Adam re-joining his Endurance Cup race partner Alex West aboard the #188 Pro-Am entry whilst team newcomers Nicolai Kjaergaard and Tuomas Tujula make up the teams #159 Silver Cup effort.

Over in the GT4 arena, we again expect to see the six AMR Vantage GT4 cars that entered the previous round from the likes of the AGS Events Racing, Mirage Racing and JSB Competition teams competing in each of the available Pro-Am, Silver and Am classes.

These teams and crews will be hoping to match (if not better) the five podium finishes secured at Nogaro with the others also hoping for more now with more race and test mileage under their belts.

The AGS Events team will field cars for Nicolas Gomar/Mike Parisy (#89 Pro-Am), Valentin Hasse-Clot/Romain Leroux (#7 Silver), Didier Dumaine/Christophe Carriere (#161 Am) and Lauris Nauroy/Stephane Desbrosse (#79 AM) whilst the Mirage and JSB teams field a single AMR GT4 for Ruben del Sarte/Yves Lemaitre (#38 Pro-am) and Julien Briche/Jean Laurent Navarro (#8 Pro-Am) respectively.

Both races in both series will be streamed live via their respective websites and social media channels although the FFSA GT4 races will only be with French language commentary!

Either way, the former F1 circuit and near capacity grids should give rise for some more great GT racing.

Photo credits – FFSA GT4 / GTWCE / Teams

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