Bullitt Racing confirm their trio of drivers for their forthcoming Asian Le Mans Series entry

Thursday, December 15, 2022


Spanish based Bullitt Racing this morning filled in that missing information regarding their driver line up within their Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 ahead of the team’s own debut in the fast-approaching Asian Le Mans Series.

Having joyously announced their entry acceptance within the ACO rules series just a few weeks ago, the Stephen Pattrick led team today went on to confirm a three-driver crew for the four hour – four quick succession round series that will again be split between the Dubai Autodrome circuit and the Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. 

Joining their ‘resident’ AMR factory driver within the team that is Valentin Hasse-Clot came the confirmation that a diverse gold, silver and bronze line up of a teenaged German, Jacob Riegel would join the Frenchman alongside the Singapore based Australian bronze rated driver of Martin Berry.

With certainly Hasse-Clot and Riegel having tested together last time out in Portimao, the move will mark a continuation of a momentous rise for the young German after having only debuted himself in GT4 racing last year with the Team Speed Monkeys AMR team in the now defunct DTM Trophy Series.

Despite his grade, Berry will bring his own extent of racing experiences from both the German Prototype Cup, Super Taikyu Series and the former Blancpain GT Series.

Team Manager Steffan Pattrick added that “I’m proud to confirm that Bullitt Racing will race in the Asian Le Mans Series. We’re expecting some fantastic racing and to carry over our Michelin Le Mans Cup learnings. It’s fantastic to have Valentin back in our car. He’s always tremendously fast, experienced and is of course an Aston Martin Racing factory driver. With us last year, he secured podiums at the Road to Le Mans and Monza and was crucial to our success.

“Our Silver is Jacob and we have been working with him closely over the last few months; he’s developing quickly off the back of a strong season in ADAC. We believe he is ready to step up to GT3 competition and the Asian Le Mans Series and he brings a great deal of performance to the line-up.

“Martin is well known in the paddock and will be our bronze driver. He’s been racing a great deal in Asia in recent years with significant achievements. We’re delighted to be working with Martin and delighted that he has put his trust in Bullitt Racing and that he recognises our growth and results and that we are now a top team in GT3 with clear ambitions to achieve strong results.

“Our overall objective remains to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and this platform proves us with an opportunity to get there. So, we’re naturally very excited to be racing in the series and we’re also looking forward to our other race programmes in 2023.”

Having chatted with the team on-line after today’s announcement, the point was made that Stephen Pattrick may not be figuring in much of the teams indicated 2023 activities as was his plan but to remember the saying of “never say never!”

The ALMS series kicks off in Dubai over the weekend of the 11-12th February before the final two races at Yas Marina just the weekend later and compliments the slightly older TF Sport AMR crew already announced. That leaves just the crews of the Viper Niza and Eves Racing Aston Martin's to be confirmed.

Photo credits – Bullitt Racing / Team Speed Monkeys / David Lord




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