Another Aston Martin GT4 confirmed as a full season entry in the Michelin Pilot Challenge

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Its back to the USA for today’s news as the NTE Sport entered Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 team entered at last weekend’s opening round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge has had an early change of mind.

Debuting at Daytona for what should have been just an inaugural ‘toe into the water’ with the series followed by selective round by round entries thereafter has this weekend proven to be their first round of a now full season entry for the Corsa Horizon sponsored #12 car.

Stepping up to Daytona with a trio of drivers that didn’t actually race together at Daytona at the end, the team have confirmed that drivers Manny Franco and Josh Hurley will be their primary pairing moving onto the next round of the series at Sebring next month.

Running the former Beechdean AMR British GT GT4 Pro-Am Championship winning / former Fred Roberts GT4 America car, an oil leak probably caused by sustained riding of the kerbs at Daytona forced the car into early retirement at the halfway stage of the four-hour opening so with the next round around an equally punishing course of a former WW2 airbase, the team will be looking to preserve their car during that two-hour race.

They will join the other confirmed full season entries from both the Volt Racing and Stoner Car Care (Automatic) racing teams (maybe more) for the next round of the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series at the IMSA/WEC double header weekend in March. We await confirmation of the intention from the other Automatic Racing car entered at Daytona for the year!

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