Unachievable odds face the final Aston Martin crew as the FFSA GT4 Series reaches its conclusion this weekend?

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


The sixth and final round of the 2022 FFSA GT4 Series concludes this weekend at the SRO Racing Festival from the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France.

Having competed at Nogaro, Magny-Cours, Albi, Spa Francorchamps and most recently Ledenon at the start of September, this weekend’s finale again sees a plethora of Aston Martin Racing powered teams conclude their season with just one crew retaining the remotest of possibilities in lifting a class title at the end of the two-hour long races.

With twenty-six points being available from each race, it is the #72 GPA Racing AMR Vantage GT4 of Kevin Jimenez and Florent Grizaud who presently rest in third within their Am Class who retain the only championship possibility, but their will reply upon total disaster for the two crews ahead of them to overcome the forty-seven-point deficit to the class leaders.

Two podium finishes for the French crew at the final races of the parallel GT4 European Series in Barcelona (all under the watchful guidance of AMR factory driver Valentin Hasse-Clot) will have given the team the maximum incentive to succeed this weekend.

Eight AMR Vantage GT4 crews are listed upon the entry list for this weekend although some names have already changed from those posted by the series. With Hasse-Clot now confirmed to be on Aston Martin Racing duty with the Bullitt Racing team at the final round of the Le Mans Cup Series from Portimao, his and co-drivers Arnold Robin positions within the #13 Mirage Racing AMR Vantage GT4 have been filled with the return of Ruben Del Sarte and Paul Aural K├Ânig who re-join forces having raced together with the French squad within the GT4 European Series at Hockenheim earlier this year.

Three further Astons are again entered by the AGS Events Racing team with another of their mid-season driver revised line ups, with two more from the Racing Spirit of Lemans team as well as another car from the GPA Racing team with so far just one driver being listed in Matthieu Casalonga.

Except for the Am class, the remaining Pro-Am and Silver classes within the series have not been threatened by any AMR powered team beyond that of Hasse-Clot and Romano Ricci who did in the early stages of the season to lead the Pro-Am class before two lowly points scores and injury to Ricci lost them that momentum.

As usual, both races will be streamed live via the series social media channels.

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