Four races at Silverstone this weekend for the three Aston Martin runners in GT Cup

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


Hitting their midway point of their 2021 season last time out at Oulton Park in early July, the GT Cup Championship brace themselves for a four-race programme this weekend around the full Grand Prix circuit of Silverstone.

For the Aston Martin Racing family of teams that compete within the Championship either on a full time or part time basis, this weekend should see the return of Darren Turner to the Feathers Motorsport team and their #82 AMR Vantage GT4 that they run for James Guess, as well as the #15 Century Motorsport team ran AMR Vantage for both David Holloway and Bradley Ellis. Chris Murphy also returns to the Championship again having dipped in and out over the last few rounds with his (new for him) #72 AMR Vantage GT4 that he drives solo.

Turner missed the last two rounds of the Championship, both at Snetterton and Oulton but left Guess in the capable hands of Tom Canning where they came away from those rounds with a pair of podium finishes between them. Getting the taste for champagne in his British GT GT4 customer duties, we sense that their race intentions will be strong.

For the #15 Century car, whilst Oulton Park did reward the duo with some silverware the season so far for them has been of something so close but so far as Ellis was originally meant to be the driver coach for Holloway racing alongside Adam Hatfield.

With Free Practice and Qualifying on Saturday morning, the afternoon will feature both a twenty-five-minute sprint race for the Am driver followed with a fifty-minute pit stop race for both drivers (if they have two) later in the afternoon.

Sunday will follow a similar format with Free Practice and Qualifying again in the morning followed by another single driver sprint race and another pit stop punctuated race in the afternoon.

Present Championship positions see the #82 crew drop down to P13 in the overall table and down to P3 in their GTH Class. The #15 Century lies P28 overall and P7 in class whilst the #72 Whitebridge car (thanks to its periodic attendances with first his normally aspirated AMR and then his new generation AMR) in P9 in class.

Photo credits – GT Cup / Teams
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