Another busy and successful weekend for AMR powered teams around the world

Monday, May 29, 2023


Rounding off last weekend’s motor racing exploits for the many Aston Martin Racing customer and partner teams, it does look like that it was another pretty good one.

Excluding the bizarre set of misfortunes for the ADAC GT Germany runners, the weekend saw the likes of the D’Station Racing team claim another P2 podium finish at the second round of their domestic Super Taikyu Series at the Fuji 24 hours.

Despite being one of only two cars entered within the ST-1 class, like all twenty-four-hour races, to finish upon the podium – first you must finish, and that is precisely what the #47 AMR Vantage GT8R crew. Increasing the cars usual line up to include the team’s younger World Endurance Championship silver ranked Vantage GTE driver in Casper Stevenson helped give that young man crucial 24-hour experience going into the next two weeks and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so that was a good job well done all round on that front.

At Spa Francorchamps, we had the now annual endurance round of the GT Open Series with the Street Art Racing team fielding another adjusted line up within their AMR Vantage GT3. Partnering Pascal Bachman this time around was South African racer Xolile Letlaka racing the iconic Belgian circuit for the first time and ahead of what is hoped to be further selected rounds within the series with his own Aston Martin that some within the Street Art team already help to run.

Two bronze ranked drivers racing together for the first time was never going to set the world on fire but try and finish they did to finish P28 overall and P8 in class by the end of that two hour and twenty-minute race.

At Oulton Park, the Venture Innovations Aston Martin Vulcan of Gleb Stepanov and Stephen Tomkins as well as the MKH Racing AMR Vantage GT4 of Peter Montague and (this time) Dan Brown were both at to compete within Saturdays third round of the British Endurance Champiosnhip.

Under similar weather conditions to that of the British GT Championship a little bit further down the road at Donington saw the #6 Vulcan come back from its bruising encounter last time out at Brands Hatch not only to race again with a completely different livery but also to secure an overall P2 finish around one of the tightest circuits they will race at this season. 

They result was almost followed up by the MKH Racing team but the best that they could do by the end of that three-hour race was P3 in class.

Then finally from Miami, where the three TLM Racing entered AMR Vantage GT4 cars were enjoying themselves at the Memorial 300 round of the FARA USA Series.

Whilst we has the #172 car of Jim Hamman and the #888 of Brian O’Shaunessy, it was the #453 Ruckus Racing entry of Scott Blind who did the best claiming a P3 finish in Sprint 2, a P1 finish within Sprint 3 before also winning the class in the two-hour Enduro to round the weekend off in a winning way.

That was last weekend – we go again this weekend!!

Photo credits – Teams / Series
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