Beechdean AMR back to the British GT Championship in 2023 with two former champions behind the wheel

Wednesday, February 01, 2023


Good news was received earlier today as the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team fulfilled on a promise that they made at the end of last season and today committed to another full season of British GT Championship racing with their Vantage GT3.

Having stepped up to the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Series the first half of last season, the Andrew Howard lead team reverted back to the national championship that they know and love for what was a cameo appearance for the final round of the season at Donington Park. They indeed turned out to a be a rather successful class winning Silver-Am combination for both Howard and Lewis Proctor within the #97 car, the results of an event from which this decision was based.

That success aside, the Beechdean team return to the British GT Championship this time around with not just one, but two former champions as full season IMSA driver Ross Gunn rekindles previous longstanding acquaintances made with the Wycombe based team for another full season GT3 Pro-Am class assault as both Howard looks for his third GT3 drivers title and Gunn his first (in that class) since winning the overall GT4 crown with Jamie Chadwick way back in 2015.

“Our comeback win in Silver-Am at Donington last year was a toe-in-the-water exercise to see if we were still as competitive as we thought we would be, and we were, so putting our efforts into a full-season campaign was a no-brainer. Our Aston Martins have always been favourites with the spectators trackside and I’m expecting a huge amount of home support this year. We’ll do our very best to give the fans what they want” said Howard as this news was released.

Whilst the 2023 season again kicks off with its annual Bank Holiday pilgrimage to Oulton Park in early April, this year we of course welcome back the Championship’s Media Day from Donington Park on the 14th March.

We still await any news from the reigning GT4 Pro-Am winning team of Newbridge Motorsport as to their 2023 commitments after Rolex 24 class winner and 2022 Pro-Am co-Champion Darren Turner recently confirmed elsewhere that he had no BGT commitments so far this season. This season was to see Matt Topham move up to the GT3 class within an Aston Martin Vantage.

Photo credits - HoRT
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