Another busy week within #TeamAMR around the world

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Whilst the world stage has been within something of a start of year lull this week, elsewhere around the world, various Aston Martin Racing powered teams have been busy preparing for their next stage.

Not in any particular order, the Heart of Racing team have been testing at Sebring this week in preparation to the second round of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship at the circuit in just under three weeks’ time.

With team drivers Ian James, Alex Riberas and Ross Gunn in between their Australian visit to the 12Hours of Bathurst Intercontinental GT Challenge last week and the World Endurance Championship Prologue in Qatar this weekend, that pre-event testing was left to Roman de Angelis and Mario Farnbacher to do what was required during the available test.

They were joined by a few of the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series GT4 runners who are also due to run at the next round with the Archangel and Team TGM AMR Vantage GT4 crews amongst them.

Still in North America, the Flying Lizard team has also been pounding the test track as Elias Sabo has been sampling his latest Aston Martin Vantage GT3 ahead of he and co-driver Andy Lee step up to the GT World Challenge America Series for the first time from the GT America and GT4 America Series.

Whilst not the present 2024 specification Vantage GT3, we understand that this new car was acquired on the condition that it could be upgraded whilst across the garage, reigning GT America GT4 Champion Jason Bell is still awaiting delivery of his new 2024 specification Vantage GT3 which he hopes to test for the first time in Arizona at the end of the month.

Finally, a couple of AMR Vantage GT3 teams have been testing in Barcelona this week ahead of their respective NLS/ADAC GT Masters/ GT world Challenge Europe and Le Mans Cup Series endeavours.

Starting with the 2024 Le Mans Series entry from the Blackthorn AMR team, they were running at least one new 2024 specification LMGT3 car around the Circuit de Catalunya with presumably their stated drivers of Claude Bovet, David McDonald as well as Nick Moss and Joe Osbourne.

They were joined at the circuit by the Walkenhorst Motorsport team, with their multiple drivers who will feature within multiple series (listed above). At present, little is known of who is within either cars but at least we can see that the Blackthorn team will be continuing with their bespoke black and silver livery in 2024.

Photo credits – Teams / social media / Paragraph 5
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