Major set back for the Bullitt Racing AMR team at Crowdstrike 24Hours of Spa Official Test

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Today was supposed to be the first day of a two-day official test in advance of the Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa Francorchamps but instead turned into anything but for the Bullitt Racing team.

Being the sole Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 running within the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup and 24 Hours of Spa this year, all AMR supporters eyes have been fixed upon the Bullitt Racing Silver Cup trio of Roman Leroux, Jacob Riegel and Jeff Kingsley ever since their late official confirmation and first round of the Endurance Cup at Monza a month ago.

Today was supposed to allow all sixty-eight entries into this year’s SRO flagship event, get some valuable early track time around the Belgian circuit ahead of the main events that runs over the weekend of 28/29thJune.

Having ran in today’s earlier test session, the #33 car posted just nineteen laps and a best lap time of 2:38.574 against the fastest Pro class time of 2:18:525 as the young trio slowly got up to speed during what were cool and slippery track conditions.

Without driver ID’s being display, a further twenty-four laps were entered into before a reported incident through Eau Rouge and up to Raidillon saw the black and red car returned to the paddock with significant rear end damage. Thankfully, the team have confirmed that their driver is otherwise OK, but the damage is such as they will not be participating any further in this week’s test.

Their next race will now be on to either fix the damage or replace the chassis in time for the 24 Hour’s race week in less than a month’s time. There are photos about of the damage but they are too depressing for the team to post!

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