Rounding off the weekends AMR news

Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Three more race series concluded the last weekends participation for a number of Aston Martin Racing powered crews, but sadly only one came away with any degree of success from their efforts.

Farthest afield saw the D’Station Racing team make their to Sepang for the final round of the GT World Challenge Asia Series, not because they had any championship need for doing so but rather than gaining knowledge and experience of the circuit ahead of their Asian Le Mans Series commitment later this year.

Having lost out again within the series internal Japan Cup sub championship at the previous round, this weekend was all about preparatory work for drivers Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii as both have already been confirmed for the ALMS series that runs across December 2023 and into February 2024 at now three ports of call.

For the record, the #47 AMR Vantage GT3 finished P13 after the Saturday opener before concluding their GTWCA series with a P17 result overall.

Italy then saw the penultimate round of the GT Open Series take place around the Temple of Speed at Monza with the #007 Street Art Racing AMR Vantage GT3 of Pascal Bachman and Jahid Fazal Karim again in attendance.

Persistent rain at the circuit again affected the earlier stages of the weekend with Saturdays race still declared wet by they did get to race in the dry for Sundays shorter race. Obviously nursing from nose damage from earlier contact in race 1, the #007 car eventually finished P26 overall/P10 within their Am Class having been given a post-race 10 second penalty for an incident within the pit lane.

Race two went a little better for the duo, eventually finishing P22 overall and P7 in class after Sunday’s race. The series will conclude its 2023 season from Barcelona in late October.

Unfortunately, the bad news continues just a little further before a final ray of good news to round this post off as the Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie ran its eighth round of the season around the notorious Nurburgring Nordschliefe on Saturday.

A three car AMR entry saw both the Prosport Racing and Doer Motorsport teams enter an AMR Vantage GT3 apiece within the SP9 Pro-Am and SP9 Pro classes respectively alongside a Vantage GT4 (SP10) for the Prosport team.

Whilst both Prosport cars failed within the early stages of the four-hour race (reasons unknown), the #24 Doer car of Phil and Ben Dorr, with a little help from AMR factory driver Darren Turner converted their P4 overall Qualifying position into a P4 finish to help maintain the momentum for the German brothers in their GT3 infancy ahead of something else next season.

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