Still only three Aston Martins at this weekends IMSA visit to Lime Rock Park

Wednesday, July 13, 2022


Having broken the back of their 2022 season last time out at their return to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park round just two weeks ago, the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge are again back out on track this weekend at the beautiful Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.

For the Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTD (GT3) runners from the Heart of Racing team, it was double joy for them as both their GTD Pro and GTD entries each secured a class podium around the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, marking for us an emphatic return to the circuit by the IMSA paddock since before the pandemic.

Whilst the #23 GTD Pro car of Ross Gunn and Alex Riberas ended that Sprint Cup race with a class third position, their #27 GTD car of Roman De Angelis and Maxime Martin brought their car home in first position. These results, plus the cars double class wins at the longer six-hour race from Watkins Glen at the end of June sees the team move up to the ‘appropriate’ end of the Drivers, Teams and Manufacturers Championship tables.

The #23 crew presently sit in P4, 236 points behind the leaders whilst fourth within the Teams battle and third in the Manufacturers Championship with this plus three more rounds to go. Similarly in GTD, their stuttering start to the season has since been recovered to place De Angelis in P4 in the drivers table (as Martin joined the #27 later), fourth in the Teams and second in the Manufacturers Championship – so everything now going in the right direction for a thrilling season finale.

This weekend’s round at Lime Rock sees another limited GTD Pro/GTD entry of just fifteen cars around the tight 1.5-mile circuit for the 160-minute Sprint Cup round that race on Saturday afternoon.

Again supporting the IMSA Series will be the GS/TCR cars from the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series with an expected entry of just thirty cars.

Having represented the AMR marque on their own at CTMSP, the #7 Volt Racing Vantage GT4 of Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman maintained their GS Class Championship lead despite finishing third to the more dominant Mercedes AMG GT4 crews

This weekend’s entry list again only lists the Volt Racing AMR being in attendance amongst a GS field of twenty-three cars – still no #12 Corsa Horizon or #09 Stoner Car Care Aston Martins after they both declined the option of travelling to Canada for the previous round.

With four rounds of this series remaining, Volt Racing’s lead is now just 90 points going into this Saturday’s two-hour race.

Photo credits – Teams / Jamie Price





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