No AMR success in Britcar Endurance at this weekends visit to Silverstone

Sunday, July 04, 2021


The bubble of continuing Aston Martin success within this years Britcar Endurance Championship was bound to come to an end soon and that was unfortunately very much the case after the UK GT Championship held its fourth round of the season at Silverstone this weekend.

Their second visit of the year to the Northamptonshire circuit after the season opener back in April, Saturday’s round would this time be a two-hour affair for which attracted a four car AMR Vantage entry.

The #68 Team Brit entry for Aaron Morgan and Bobby Trundley had been scoring at least one podium finish per event so far but technical issues for these guys early into the day’s proceedings yesterday clearly had them on the back foot, from which they would not recover.

The top Qualifying AMR car was the #38 Vantage GT4 of Dale Albutt who would start from P22 overall and P6 in Class 4. They would be followed by the #68 car in P24/P8 and then the newer, turbo charged 2019 AMR Vantage GT4 of Chris Murphy just behind. The fourth car came in the form of Mike Coker’s Valour Racing #73 car who would start his first Britcar event from P27 (P1 in class being the only INV class car to run).

Having started upon a dry track it wasn’t long before the rain started to fall, initially only around parts of the circuit but not all of it as many hung on in there with their slick tyres.

We lost the #73 car with steering issues after only nine laps but the other three full season entries continued through rain and sunshine before the weather front eventually passed over. 

With the weather having now stabilised to dry with periodic bouts of sunshine, the race was then allowed to flow through to its conclusion.

By the end of the two hours, Murphy was the highest placed AMR car P18 overall/P5 in class with the #7 Triple M Automotive AMR of Dale and Mark Albutt next in P20/P7. The #68 Team Brit car would conclude its day’s proceedings in a disappointing P23/P8

Photo credits - Britcar / Teams
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