Silverstone Festival delivers rewards for multiple AMR classes in Masters Series

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Aston Martin Racing from across the ages and classes was also well represented at the weekend a literally hundreds of vintage and classic race cars descended upon Silverstone for what is now known as the Silverstone Festival.

Spread over the three days of last weekend, those who either attended the event or watched its live stream would have been blessed with the sights and indeed sounds of cars like the Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2, Vantage GT2, Vantage GT3 and Vantage GT4’s that competed within either the master’s endurance Legends or Master’s GT Trophy rounds.

Historic racer, Christophe D’Asembourg was throwing his Lola Aston martin about again, finishing P5 overall and second in class during race 1 of the Endurance Legends before an improved P3 overall and P1 in class for race 2.

Also within that race was the #12 AMR Vantage GT3 of Guenther Alth as well as the new #19 Blackthorn AMR Vantage GT3 (not quite sure how that qualified as being a ‘legend’ considering the car is next to brand new this year?) for which drivers Claude Bovet and David McDonald won their G2/GT3 class during race 1 on Saturday.

In a weekend otherwise short of AMR success within the more up to date realms of current motorsport, the Paul Whight and Alistair MacKinnon driven AMR Vantage GT2 secured an INV class win in P5 overall at the end of their two-hour race with the #33 Vantage GT4 of Dale Albutt stepping in for his father and powering his way to a class win as well.

Photo credits (where known) - Masters Series
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