Portimao WEC to Spa GT Open for TF Sport and their American guests

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Having just had an extraordinarily busy weekend at the second round of the World Endurance Championship at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal where they fielded two Aston Martin racing V8 Vantage GTE’s, TF Sport will soon be meandering their way back towards home this week as they are due at Spa Francorchamps this weekend for the latest round of the GT Open Series.

Having ran an AMR Vantage GT3 in the series last year for their then sole WEC GTE drivers Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood (as well as a cameo appearance for the Oman Racing AMR), the Sussex based team return to the series this year for a two-race effort with the 2020 GT4 America Champions Michael Dinan and Robbie Foley who will race at both Spa and at later in Barcelona at the end of the season.

We understand that both Dinan and Foley’s preference for their 2021 season was the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 but circumstance unfortunately got in their way for them to complete in time for what is now their BMW M6 GT World Challenge America endeavours and are looking to these two races to determine their possible routes next season.

From social media traffic, we have seen that Dinan and Foley were in attendance at Portimao with the team during the WEC 8hr race and are still with the team as they remain in Portugal testing with various members of the AMR factory team, including Ross Gunn and Maxime Martin. We don't know if they got to get any laps in with their new Vantage GT3 (or even if the car was even in Portugal) but it looks like Dinan certainly got some laps in aboard the teams #33 Vantage GTE.

The weekend will again comprise of a joint GT Open / GT Open Cup 70minute race on Saturday ahead of a 60minute combined grid race on Sunday. Both races are streamed live and free on the series website.

Photo credits – GT4 America / GT Open / TF Sport / Social Media





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