Christmas comes early for some as AMR lays the ground for a busy 2024 season

Tuesday, December 19, 2023


An early Christmas present for some and definitely something to look forward to for many more yesterday as Aston Martin Racing confirmed their works driver roster for the 2024 season and beyond with some familiar faces returning but with a welcome inrush of new talent.

We had already learned of both Ross Gunn and Marco Sorensen reconfirming their allegiance with the AMR powerhouse and yesterday’s announcement saw them being re-joined by the likes of Darren Turner, Jonny Adam, Nicki Thiim and Valentin Hasse-Clot for their own respective umpteenth season with the squad.

With other OEM’s realigning their own driver needs also allowed fresh blood to be droughted into what is being labelled as another busy racing season for the AMR brand and their Partner teams with the imminent release of both the new 2024 Vantage GT3 and GT4 platforms.

Long associated with AMR through both TF Sport and Northwest AMR within the WEC (and others) finally sees the talented Portuguese Henrique Chaves join the fray alongside that of Nurburgring legend David Pittard to the 2024 roster with that of reigning GT World Challenge Sprint Cup Champion Mattia Drudi to round off a talent pool to be proud of despite the recent loss of Charlie Eastwood.

With new teams selecting the 2024 Vantage platform ahead of the new season and with the unavoidable clashing of major sporting dates within the GT programme, extra hands will also be needed to assist Aston Martin Racing’s Partner teams.

Whilst they prepare themselves for next season, the Viper Niza Aston Martin Racing team rounded off their 2023 Thailand Super Series season in fine form last weekend as Douglas Khoo (with the help of Dominic Ang of course) secured himself two P3 Am Class podiums to round off their first full season with their AMR Vantage GT3 from the Chang International Circuit.

With them entering their LMP3 for this winter’s Asian Le Mans Series, we wait to see whether they will be taking delivery of any 2024 Evo’d version of the Vantage GT3 over the coming months.

Again, looking forward to 2024 - (first the good news) in that both the Van Der Steur (Brady Behrman) and Archangel squads (Todd Coleman) appear to be readying themselves ahead of an IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series return early next year alongside Team TGM whilst (now the bad news) it does appear that the #37 Modena Silverstone AMR Vantage GT3 for both the 24H Series visit to Dubai as well as the 6H Abu Dhabi event have now been scratched and removed from the available entry list.

Whilst this piece does start with a photo of the GMB Motorsport AMR Vantage GTE sitting proudly within the office area of the Danish based team, one post upon their social media does suggest that the ‘Old Lady’ has now been retired after its one and only season within the European Le Mans Series this year!

To round off the 2023 with some good news at least sees the German based BCMC Motorsport and Eastside Motorsport teams formally merge together to create the SAX Motorsport team with potential AMR Vantage GT4 entries into both the ADAC GT4 Germany and GT4 European Series next year. Driver announcements from them are apparently imminent!

That all being said, it just leaves us to say thank you all for watching with us in 2023 and we hope to see you all back in 2024.

Happy holidays

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