Getting set for the Silverstone 500 tomorrow

Friday, June 25, 2021


First track rubber has been laid during the two sessions of private testing today ahead of tomorrow’s more formal start to the 10th running of the British GT Championship #Silverstone500 meeting from the home of British motor racing.

Amongst the thirty-one car mix of GT3 and GT4, Pro-Am, Silver and Am cars and drivers expected to take part this weekend, there lies four Aston Martin Racing Vantage race cars – one full season GT3 from the Beechdean AMR team, one full season GT4 car from the Newbridge Motorsport team and two guesting GT3 cars from TF Sport.

Last time out about a month ago at Brands Hatch, the #7 Beechdean GT3 of Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam came away with a P2 finish after a close battle with the WPI Lamborghini and by today’s test times, the Lamborghini’s again appear fast taking top slots in both sessions.

In GT4 meanwhile, the new AMR entry from the Newbridge team with drivers Matt Topham and Darren Turner have diced with the Toyota Supra GT4 to swap top honours in their GT4 Pro-Am class meaning that we should be in for a highly entertaining and competitive second round thriller in the Championship.

TF Sport have today also presented two contracting Vantage GT3’s that Marco Sorensen and Bonamy Grimes will share in the #95 car alongside Giacomo Petrobelli and Charlie Eastwood in the #38 car.

Times during testing are obviously meaningless once the official timing clock comes into force with the full backing of Championship rules and regulations. That all starts just before 10am tomorrow as the grid takes to the track for the first hour long Free Practice session.

Photo credits – Jacob Ebrey
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