Two AMR Vantage GT4s flying the flag in British GT as full season entry list finally confirmed

Friday, April 08, 2022

Just a week ahead of the start to the formal proceedings of their 2022 season, the British GT Championship yesterday confirmed their full season entry list and those expected to be at the opening round of the season that starts at Oulton Park next weekend.

Thirty-two race cars will this year grace the full season entry to the Championship but this year we do indeed only have the two Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 entries from both Newbridge Motorsport and R- Racing to support with nobody (so far) able to support an entry into the GT3 class for the first time in more years than we care to remember. Hopefully something will come along for the next round from Silverstone.

This year, it seems that the McLaren brand is the one to be seen and race with just like the Aston Martin was with their double-digit numbers that entered the Championship back in 2019, so it is only fair we suppose that someone else enjoys that kind of popularity.

Back to the GT4 class and Newbridge Motorsport team return to the Championship for their second full season of asking and again with drivers Matt Topham and Darren Turner, both keen to defend their GT4 Pro-Am crown of last season. Whereas ‘Skully’ may have changed her appearance over the winter (and we don’t think that we have seen the car in its new of 2022 colour scheme just yet), the same level of determination will undoubtedly be there from the team and drivers as the #27 competes amongst the GT4 sub class of four entries.

New for 2022, we of course welcome the R-Racing team from Norwich who take a step up the racing ladder with their young driver crew from Ginetta and single seater racing to the GT4 platform as Josh Miller and Jamie Day debut in the Championship - in their first GT4 race and at a Championship record breaking young age as well.

Their #23 car competes amongst the fiercely competitive Silver Cup class with another nine class rivals.

Starting the season again from its traditional Bank Holiday weekend starting venue of Oulton Park there is again a lot of unknowns to be answered as unquantified and tested cars and driver partnerships challenge a beautiful but highly deceptive circuit as well as this time being on new rubber from Pirelli and with Mother Nature again not reading the script for Springtime weather patterns over recent weeks. We have seen all too often just how track conditions affect the racing outcome!!

With Free Practice and Qualifying all taking place next Saturday, the two one-hour sprint races will again be held on Bank Holiday Monday.

Photo credits - Teams / Rob Yates / Jacob Ebrey

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