SRO GT4 signs off in both America and France at the weekend

Monday, October 09, 2023


Finishing off last weekend’s course of events had two more SRO family series complete their 2023 season on both sides of the Atlantic as the GT4 America and FFSA GT4 Series wrapped up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Paul Ricard respectively.

Whilst no Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 powered team was in any immediate title contention going into these final double headers, that of course did not mean that no AMR crew could not still shine as the sun set on their season.

The biggest and perhaps best news came out of IMS as the #26 Heart of Racing crew of Hannah Grisham and Rianna O’Meara-Hunt secured not one but two class wins around the famous Brickyard to very much round off their 2023 on a high.

Having been thrust together by chance after a global invitation from the team to trial for a paid for seat within the teams 2023 campaign, the ability and potential of both you drivers was recognised at an early stage for the Heart team to pair them together for a season within the Am Class. Having endured countless counts of wrong place wrong time and bad luck to boot, this double can only be applauded.

Not to be out done though also saw the team’s Pro-Am entry of Gray Newell and Roman De Angelis also take a podium double having won their class in Friday’s first race before backing that up again with another P3 in class at the end.

Whilst there was a triple AMR related Championship win within the sister GT America Series this season, there was unfortunately to be no repeat of previous seasons for the AMR contingent in 2023.

It was to be a similar vein for the six Aston Martin powered crews that saw out the French national FFSA GT4 Series from the home of the SRO organisation in the south of France. Having seen the numbers of the Vantage GT4 fluctuate during the season as budgets ran dry, there was only the Racing Spirit of Leman team ever in class contention at this final double header.

Again running the first race into the night on Saturday, the race results from both the #92 car of Victor Weyrich and Mateo Villagomez (Silver) and the #74 car of Clement Dub and Ronald Basso finally (Am) saw they championship aspirations expire but there would be one more twist to the story before season end.

In what might have been the final FFSA GT4 race competed by the AGS Events Racing team with the Vantage platform, we would be sure to expect the two Racing Spirit of Leman cars back next season (maybe even with the same crews) as both crews revisited the podium for the final time on Sunday having each secured P2 in class for their efforts.

Whilst both series have had their up and downs, both have always delivered on race action and competition and there’s no reason to expect that to be any different next season.

We are already looking forward to them.

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