Other AMR success at opening round of the FFSA GT4 Series from Nogaro this weekend

Monday, April 18, 2022


Just as the British GT Championship was getting underway from Oulton Park this weekend, the parallel SRO Series of the FFSA GT4 Series was doing likewise from Nogaro in south-western France.

Whereas we enjoyed the company of just two Aston Martin racing teams competing within the UK headline GT4 series, over in France we again had the delights of eight AMR Vantage GT4 crews being run from the AGS Events Racing, Mirage Racing, Racing Spirit of Lemans and GPA Racing teams across the usual Pro-Am, Am and Silver Cup classes.

Two races around the Circuit Paul Armagnac de Nogaro for the forty plus GT4 race cars eventually saw AMR crews walk away with silverware for their efforts.

During race 1, the #13 Mirage Racing crew of Valentin Hasse-Clot and Romano Ricci hung on to claim P3 in their Pro-Am Class at the end, but a pit stop minimum time infraction cost them a drive through stop and hold penalty for their efforts and that (perhaps) cost them a shot at the class win. A further post race penalty for further contact towards the end of the race saw their #13 hit with a 30 second time penalty - casting their efforts on track well into the mid table of results.

This duo were however more fortunate in the second race when they did claim third in class to leave Nogaro with at least some points in the bag.

The biggest success however came from the #72 GPA Racing duo of Kevin Jimenez and Florent Grizaud who manged to convert their P2 and P3 grid slots in class into two P3 podium finishes in their Am class.

Looking at the weekends results however, it appears as though several more Aston Martins were there are there abouts of a class podium during each hour-long pit stop punctuated race, especially with the two Spirit of Lemans AMR Silver Cup entries of both Romain Carton/Victor Weyrich and Ronald Basso/Sandro Perisouthi.

Their next round will be at Magny-Cours in mid-May.

Photo credits – Teams / FFSA GT4
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