More mixed AMR fortunes after the night and day races of the FFSA GT4 Series at Magny-Cours

Monday, May 16, 2022


The FFSA GT4 Series was back out in action over the weekend for only their second double header race meeting of the season, this time from the Magny-Cours circuit in central France with another sizeable entry of forty cars.

No changes from the earlier round at Nogaro for the eight Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 runners from either the AGS Events Racing, Mirage Racing, Racing Spirit of Lemans or GPA Racing squads ahead of Saturday’s night and Sunday’s day races.

Last month’s opening round pulled up a few surprise results within those eight cars as it was the #72 GPA Racing car of Kevin Jimenez and Florent Grizaud who faired best with two P3 podium finishes with the #13 Mirage Racing car of Valentin Hasse-Clot and Romano Ricci having won a podium and ‘lost’ a podium over the same weekend.

This weekend was certainly no different with the opposition within the French national series now certainly having made their matches to the domineering performance of the AMR Vantage GT4 from previous seasons to make this season certainly ‘hard work’ for all.

It was the new for 2022 #92 Pro-Am entered Racing Spirit of Lemans car of Ronald Basso and Sandro Perissouthi who did best in class during the two qualifying sessions, placing their red, white, and blue AMR onto the front row of their class each time although they couldn’t quite convert those into class podiums by the end of each one long race.

The only podium success after Saturday’s night race was indeed from their sister Silver Cup entered #74 Racing Spirit of Lemans car of Romain Carton and Victor Weyrich who scooped their first podium of the season so far with a P3 finish in class.

Better fortune was to come however within Sunday’s daytime race when the #13 Mirage car of Hasse-Clot and Ricci again stepped onto the podium after their P3 finish in Pro-Am as well as a first Am Class win for the #72 pairing of Jimenez and Grizaud to now secure P3 in their Championship table.

It was unfortunately another difficult round for the AGS Events Racing team and their four Aston Martins with only the #161 Am entered car of Didier Dumaine and Christophe Carriere coming closest with a P4 result in race 1 and two P6 finishes in Pro-Am for the #89 Nicolas Gomar and Loris Caribou car.

Next round of the series will be at Albi at the end of June

Photo credits – Teams / FFSA
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