Impressive debut for TLM Racings Aston Martin GT4s in the WRL

Monday, March 06, 2023


The third round (for the GT classes at least) of the World Racing League kicked off at the weekend around the Barber Motorsport Park in Alabama.

Amongst the multiple class grid, we had the three effectively brand-new Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s from the TLM Racing stable competing for the first time in the series since their owner purchases over the winter with only a local Floridian shakedown meeting between them and Saturday’s opening nine-hour race green flag.

All very distinguishable from their very vibrant livery designs saw the white/red/blue #888 car host father and son driver pairing and Brian and Zang O’Shaughnessy partner alongside team owner David Tuaty and former IndyCar driver Pippa Mann with Jim Hamman, Thomas Herb, Jody Miller and we believe JP Southern (DTM Trophy racer) aboard the red #172 car.

The dazzling bright #453 Ruckus Racing Aston Martin had Scott Blind, Evan Stamer and a young GT4 debutant in Jaiden Beckman behind the wheel.

Despite the best attempts from Mother Nature to disrupt the meeting on Friday with both torrential wind and rain as well as forecasted tornado’s, both the Saturday and Sunday race days turned out nice for the grid.

Although consistency was the name of the game for both the #453 and #172 cars scoring a decent class finish of P7/P9 and P9/P8 between them respectively, it was the #888 car who ended up running something of a hero to zero outcome by the end of this meetings nine- and seven-hour races.

Finishing third in race one, the #888 car would crash out early into race two after contact from another car following am earlier full course caution for a stationary vehicle. Luckily neither driver was injured, but armco damage to the #888 put them out of the race even before the race had made a double-digit lap count.

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