A double double for two Aston Martin Racing runners in GT Americas visit to Sebring

Sunday, September 25, 2022


A success weekend at the ‘office’ for many of the Aston Martin Racing contingent of the GT America Series as class pole positions were mirrored with class wins which take the overall battle down to the season finale in just two weeks’ time.

With Jason Bell and his #2 GMG Racing prepared AMR Vantage still leading (just) the GT4 class going into the weekend’s events at Sebring, two more competitive rounds for the bronze ranked only driver GT3/GT4 series would open the GT4 Championship right up ahead of the season finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The man of the moment within Saturdays race opener would be the #55 API car with Moisey Uretsky aboard, after he suffered a significant accident during Free Practice which needed the team to work on it overnight to be ready for Qualifying and the later race.

Whatever they did to the car worked as Uretsky first claimed pole position before bringing his part bare carbon/part yellow liveried AMR home for another class win to unexpectedly bolster his chances within the Championship after the performances of those above him in the leader board.

Race results for Saturdays opener would be thrown into turmoil as multiple cars failed to finish the final lap with the #50 car of Ross Chouest amongst them as he would lose his apparent P4 finish on track to be eventually classified down in P11 whilst Bryan Putt would recover from his pit lane start (as his punishment for accident responsibility last time out at VIR) to finish fourth in class with the #2 car of Bell failing to finish after spinning off having just overtaken Elias Sabo for position with just three minutes of the race remaining.

Sundays race was equally as dominant at the head as Sabo and his #8 Flying Lizard AMR acquired class pole position through being fastest in race 1 to bring home a similar lights to flag win by the end of that forty-minute race.

Only experiencing pressure at the start with the weight of the pack bearing down on him for the opening corners, Sabo was soon able to distance himself from the chasing Aston Martins of Bell and Putt as the laps passed them all by. 

A small tyre rub for Bell was an early scare for him as he too made space between himself and the then chasing #120 Championship leading Porsche as Uretsky would spend the rest of the race behind him leaving Bell to consolidate his position going into the final round of the season next month.

A poor event again for Chouest as his demise in race one was followed with a lowly P9 finish as we await confirmation of these results from race organisers before we can determine the state of play ahead of Indianapolis.

Photo credits – Teams / GT America
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