Back to the race track for Heart of Racing as the IMSA season reaches Indy

Thursday, September 14, 2023


It’s going to be another busy weekend for some within the Heart of Racing Aston Martin Racing team as they all reconvene at Indianapolis Motor Speedway having seen racing duties last weekend at both the British GT Championship at Brands Hatch and the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji, Japan.

Whilst Ross Gunn was able to contest for an overall podium with Beechdean AMR at Brands Hatch on Sunday, Alex Riberas and the Heart of Racing WEC Vantage GTE crew battled it out for a disappointing (for them) P7 in class at Fuji.

This weekend sees the Heart of Racing team back within the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship paddock for the penultimate round of the 2023 season from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with their two AMR Vantage GTD entries alongside that (confirmed this time) of the #94 Andretti Autosport Vantage GTD.

As usual, Gunn and Riberas will battle it out within GTD Pro with their #23 car whilst Roman de Angelis and Marco Sorenson do likewise within their #27 GTD class car with Jarett Andretti and Gabby Chaves hopefully being able to make it along to the end within their #94 car.

Last seen out at VIR at the end of August the teams great string of recent results within both classes was thwarted with a negative BoP adjustment against the car that saw both crews struggle to eventually come home well down the collective GTD Pro and GTD only pecking order.

Whilst that result has left the #23 crew a massive 391 in arrears to the class leader (and effectively out of contention back in P5), the #27 crew find themselves a similar points distant behind (375) but they still retain a P2 position within the standing, so any incident involving the pace setting BMW crew of Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow would work in the favour.

This weekend also sees the Championship return to its multi-class format as all five classes return to do battle around the iconic American circuit layout of the bank oval and its infield circuit. Friday and Saturday see the Free Practice and Qualifying sessions with the two-hour forty minute race starting 13:10hrs local on Sunday.

Photo credits – Team / Series / J Price
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