AMR crews continued at a pace within both the highs and the lows of GT racing at the weekend

Monday, June 05, 2023


Completing the final set of race events from the weekend that saw Aston Martin Racing powered team participation was totally an up or down situation as we saw the Bullitt Racing team represent the marque within the latest round of the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup and the Feathers Motorsport team competing again within the UK’s GT Cup Championship.

Starting in Europe, the Bullitt Racing team were back in action down at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France for what was only the second round of the GTWCE Endurance Cup for their new Silver Cup crew of Romain Leroux, Jacob Riegel, Jeff Kingsley and their #33 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3.

Recent weeks had unfortunately not gone in the favour of the Spanish based team as pre-Spa-24 event testing in Belgium had gone horribly wrong with a sizeable incident through Eau Rouge and into Raidillon for one resulted in significant damage to their primary vehicle.

Quick work from the team however soon has their spare chassis prepared in time for last weekend’s event in France where progress remained strong until technical issues side-lined the #33 car just after the first of the three Qualifying sessions going into Saturday’s six-hour – 1000km affair.

Starting from the rear of the grid, progress again looked promising after great stints from both Kingsley and Riegel before the team experienced further disaster with still two hours on the race clock remaining when flash fire within pit lane during a routine stop resulted in the car being covered in extinguishant (as well as maybe fire damage) which resulted in the black and red car being parked for the remainder of the race. One day these guys will get a break in fortunes!!!

Next stop for these guys will be at the Spa 24 itself in three weeks’ time.

On a happy note, the #82 Feathers Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 crew of James Guess and Tom Canning enjoyed another consistent set of results across last weekend’s four races that formed the third round of the GT Cup from Snetterton.

Again running solo for the two sprint races, Guess continued with his own individual podium winning streak to bring home another brace of P2 in class finishes before going onto doubling that prize haul again during the two endurance rounds with Canning.

Another class win and a third completed another 100% track record for the pairing in the three rounds so far and place the #82 crew at the head of the GTH Class and towards the top of the overall leader board going into the next round of the Championship at Oulton Park in early July.

Photo credits – GTWCE / GT Cup / social media
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