Three AGS Event racing cars secure podiums in third round of FFSA GT4 from Albi

Sunday, June 06, 2021

A heady haul of silverware was the reward for several of the Aston Martin Racing runners at the third round of the French national FFSA-GT4 Series from Albi in the south-west of the country this weekend.

Again racing around the local airport perimeter road that makes up part of the Circuit D’Albi, this weekend saw all six Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s return to the series – mostly from the AGS Events Racing team again but with one apiece from the Mirage Racing and JSB Competition teams again.

Thankfully for all, the rain of Friday had passed the circuit by leaving two warm, dry days for each of the two – one-hour races.

Romain Leroux qualified his #007 AGS AMR GT4 that he shares with Valentin Hasse-Clot in P4 (P2 in their Silver Cup Class) for race 1 on Saturday and was nearly a full second faster than his #89 stable mate car of Nicolas Gomar who was back in P15 amongst the thirty-four car entry.

By the end of the race, the #007 crew had consolidated their position on track to finish P5 overall but importantly P2 in class. Their #161 Am Class stable mate crew of Didier Dumaine and Christophe Carriere secured another podium finish P22 overall and P3 in class to keep their title hopes on track.

For Race 2 on Sunday, it was this time #89 AGS car of Mike Parisy who headed the AMR bunch starting from P4 overall and in class with the #007 of Hasse-Clot about ¾ of second back in P16!!

A productive day for Gomar and Parisy saw them finish the race second overall and in class to bolster their championship standing after a disappointing round last time out at Magny-Cours whilst the #161 car again secured their second P3 class finish of the weekend.

The #8 JSB Competition car of Julien Briche and Jean-Laurent Navarro had a good, solid return to the series after electing to miss the two races at Magny-Cours on the basis of apparent lack of pace but their P13 and P12 finishes in Pro-Am this weekend would kind of suggest that they have the basis of good performances already beneath them?

The #007 crew also leave Albi with a six point championship lead in the Silver Cup despite missing out on a possible second podium after an earlier spin.

Next up for the Series is the SRO Speedweek from Spa Francorchamps at the end of July when all SRO sanctioned European GT series descend on the infamous Belgium circuit ahead of the Total 24Hours of Spa.

Photo credits – FFSA / Teams
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