One Aston in with a chance at FFSA GT4 finale from Paul Ricard

Tuesday, October 03, 2023


The FFSA GT4 Series finalises the SRO group of series concluding their 2023 seasons this weekend as the French national series concludes its sixth and final round from Paul Ricard in the south-west of the country.

Like many GT4 based series, their entry lists have at times been fluid with entries coming and going with those from the Aston Martin Racing family being part of that as well. Whereas the opening round of the season from Nogaro at the start of April saw eight AMR Vantage GT4 crews from four teams, this weekend’s final entry list sees just five confirmed entries (plus one TBC) from the same four teams – albeit in differing ratios.

Like the GT America Series listed before this post, the FFSA GT4 finale will also see one Aston Martin powered team in with Championship potential going into these two races as Victor Weyrich and Mateo Villagomez presently sit third within the Silver Cup class in the #92 Racing Spirit of Leman car. With fifty-two points being the maximum on offer again this weekend, their twenty-seven-point deficit could be easily overcome considering their recent performances as long as the Vantage is afforded a decent BoP by the series.

Their garage stablemates within the #74 car sees drivers Clement Dub and Ronald Basso sadly just out of overall championship contention going in this round but they are already fifty-four points in arrears to their Am class leaders, so runners up is the best that they can hope for.

Other entries sees two entries from the Nicolas Gomar led AGS Events Racing team for both Gomar and Mike Parisy aboard the #89 car and Didier Dumaine/Christoph Carriere aboard their #98 in which we have been told maybe their last outing with an Aston Martin.

They have again been blighted with both technical and driving standard issues (not necessarily theirs) as well as various underfunded drivers coming and going throughout the season for neither car to be in contention in either their Pro-Am or Am classes.

Baudouin Detout returns to the racetrack just a week after his first GT4 European class podium alongside Valentin Hasse-Clot last weekend in Barcelona where he will again pair alongside Tom Verdier in their #39 GPA Racing Pro-Am class entry.

The #6 Mirage Racing entry for Vincent Beltoise and Yves Lemaitre rounds off the confirmed AMR line up having only competed within two previous rounds this season. A second GPA Racing entry is also listed but with no driver or class listed.

They will run a more traditional timetable albeit with a night race on Saturday before rounding off their season with race two on Sunday afternoon.

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