Beechdean AMR confirm full Pro and Gold Cup entries into GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup

Friday, March 25, 2022


Beautifully teed up last night upon social media for an announcement this morning had the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team finally confirm their driver line ups for their 2022 assault in the GT world Challenge Europe Endurance Cup which starts next week in Italy.

First hinted at during a chilly two car winter test down in Portimao, Portugal in late February and delayed by contractual specifics sees the High Wycombe based team finally confirm both a full Pro class driver line up as well an entry within the (new for 2022) Gold Cup class for team principal Andrew Howard in the teams return to the series.

Featuring a pseudo full works driver line up aboard their #95 AMR Vantage GT3 of Maxime Martin, Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorenson together with a line up of Howard, Valentin Hasse-Clot and Theo Nouet aboard the #97 car, this news represents a major step forward for the team in terms of commitment to a top end series as well as closer ties with the AMR itself after years of running single car programmes in British GT, European Le Mans Series, etc.

“This is a very significant day in the history of Beechdean AMR. Our aim for quite a while now has been to run a fully pro car in a high-level international series and now, we are not only realising that ambition, but doing it with three of the best GT drivers on the planet and that brings with it high expectations. As a driver, I’m delighted to have Val and Theo with me in the gold car and we’ll certainly be looking to finish on the podium. 

In a wider perspective, this is an incredible opportunity for Beechdean AMR as a team to strengthen ties with Aston Martin, to establish ourselves as the go-to team for customers who want to associate with the brand and to help the Vantage GT3 achieve its immense potential in the GT World Challenge Europe,” said Howard.

Today’s confirmation from the team and release of the entry list for opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup from Imola next weekend sees the presence of the AMR marque continue within the series after the loss of the Garage 59 to the McLaren badge over the winter with one of its strongest full season line ups to date.

The #97 Pro class car will compete within a class size of seventeen cars whilst the #97 Gold class car races amongst twelve other cars in a combined grid of fifty-two cars for the opening three-hour race next Sunday.

Photo credits – Beechdean / GTWCE
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