Just one AMR Vantage competing within a solo 24H Series event this winter

Sunday, November 27, 2022


With both the Gulf 12Hrs and 24H Series putting up four events between them within the Middle Eastern racing theatre throughout both December and early January next year, its somewhat sad to see that only one Aston Martin Racing powered team has made that long journey for any of those events.

Having competed in both the British GT Championship and GT Cup Series in recent seasons back home, Century Motorsport has again paved the way back east for gentleman driver David Holloway to go racing with his AMR Vantage GT4 in the forthcoming and inaugural 24H Series event in Kuwait after his last continental adventure with them at the rescheduled Gulf 12hrs event at the start of the year.

With business commitments then keeping Holloway away from the racetrack for much of the year, long standing co-driver Bradley Ellis has been kept busy within many a paddock this season as he guided (for example) the paring of Josh Miller and Jamie Day to their British GT GT4 Silver Cup success with the R-Racing team with their Aston Martin.

These two join forces with fellow GT Cup racer Adam Hatfield for the twelve hours of Kuwait, track action begins around the Kuwait Motor Town Circuit this Wednesday with the first of two private testing sessions before the race itself that will run from noon until midnight this Friday.

Whilst this will obviously be exciting for all at Century this week, this news is perhaps the beginning of a stark realisation that the AMR Vantage GT3 and GT4 platform is now upon something of a downward spiral in terms of competitiveness and with news of a possible ‘Evo kit’ remaining the biggest, darkest secret of all time, its perhaps unsurprising to see some teams/drivers usually directly associated with an Aston realign themselves to other brands over the winter in their never ending quest to remain competitive.

It has been noted that the Heart of Racing 24H Series Dubai 24Hr entry has been listed with an SPS prepared Mercedes AMG GT3 this time around (instead of their AMR Vantage GT4 of last year) as the AMG now appears to be the car of choice for Gray Newell moving forward in 2023!!

Albeit a differing venue and event, the goal for the Century team this week will be to beat their Gulf 12hr class pole position and P2 finish in class by the end of the Kuwait 12hr in what is scheduled to be a twenty car entry for the gold and black liveried #429 car.

Good luck to them!

Photo credits - Gulf 12Hr
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