And the Aston Martin news just keeps coming!

Thursday, February 24, 2022

It’s been another busy week on the news front regarding the growing number of Aston Martin Racing Partner and Customer teams racing commitments in various series around the world this year.

Down in Portimao, two Beechdean Ice Cream liveried AMR Vantage GT3’s have arrived at the Portuguese circuit along with (at least) three factory drivers in the form of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorenson, Valentin Hasse-Clot and Maxime Martin for a few days of testing.

Not all of these drivers will be able to race these cars together of course so some of this will be pre Sebring WEC mileage for them.

Whilst nothing has been announced officially, we do not expect these to be for any national series of racing and are more likely to be replace the loss of the Garage 59 team that represented the marque within the GT World Challenge Europe Series.

We will wait to see what is officially revealed but we do expect this to be a little more than Andrew Howard’s generosity in allowing his cars to be used for testing!!!

The Bullitt Racing team have also been out testing again, this time at Motorland Aragon with an as yet undisclosed driver line for a series we believe may be beyond that of the Michelin Le Mans Cup Series endeavours already heavily intimated by the team but not officially ratified by the series.

The Racing One team in Germany are also out testing again in Europe this this week and have confirmed the need for their fourth AMR Vantage GT4 chassis to be prepared in time for some pre-season testing ahead of their growing GT4 commitments.

The Swiss based Racing Spirit of Lemans team have this week confirmed their second driver line up for what is expected to be a dual FFSA GT4 and GT4 European Series at a launch party held this week.

With the first pairing being for the French national FFSA GT4 Series, their latest announcement confirms that Konstantin Lachenauer will partner Gus Bowers within the GT4 European Series after the young Swiss drivers opening season in the series with the AGS Events Racing team and the Brit’s United Autosport’s McLaren 570s entry where he finished fifth in the Silver Cup last season. This will be an entry to keep a keen eye upon once the series kicks off in early April.

Finally, but by no means least, the Belgium based Street Art Racing Team have this week confirmed their first driver aboard their AMR Vantage GT3 entry into the International GT Open Series with former GT4 European Series Am Champion Pascal Bachmann taking to the car with an (as yet) unconfirmed driver within the Pro-Am Series.

Their livery reveal for the Vantage GT3 entry will show us that the car will be difficult to miss out on track for a series that starts in Portugal in early May but with some official “winter testing” on offer in Spain in a couple of week’s time.

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