And now it starts to get busy in #TeamAMR (UPDATED)

Tuesday, March 05, 2024


With the majority of global race seasons getting ever closer to starting up it comes as no surprise really that both team announcements and pre-season testing is ramping up accordingly and this week sees the busiest of all of that so far.

Down at the Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France has the SRO’s flagship GT World Challenge Europe Series conduct their annual Prologue official test with over fifty-three cars in attendance over both today and tomorrow.

Representing the Aston Martin Racing brand there this week we have both the Belgium based Comtoyou Racing and German based Walkenhorst Motorsport teams, fielding two new 2024 AMR Vantage GT3’s apiece for what will be a split Endurance and Sprint Series commitment between them.

We sadly miss the presence of the Danish GMB Motorsport team from the proceedings after they confirmed a cessation of their operational activities soon after confirming their commitment to the SRO series after their final round within the ACO rules European Le Mans Series.

No drivers have been listed as running within any of the four cars entered but both teams have split their two cars between their already defined full Pro entries and that of a mixed class of drivers for the other.

Then around in Japan, we have the D’Station Racing AMR Vantage GT3 of Tomonobu Fujii and Marco Sorensen run at the weeks Super GT official test in Motegi.

With other programmes getting in the way of this and subsequents test, this will be the first time that the two will have shared a car together although Fujii does manage the teams World Endurance Championship entered LMGT3 car in Qatar just last weekend with Sorensen aboard when the team claimed their first podium of the new ruleset.

The team also revealed today a slight change to their usual car livery for their return to the GT300 class.

Finally, we saw early news today of a new AMR powered team due to enter a 2024 Vantage GT3 into this year’s Sepang 12hrs.

New Zealand based FHK Racing Prime Speed Sport posted a render of their new car (with drivers confirmed as being Francois Beziac, Heremana Malmezac and Jono Lester) that will enter into this year’s event later in just a couple of weeks’ time.

And then later today – there could be some more news!!


On top of that information, French based GPA Racing have also today confirmed that drivers Kevin Jimenez and Florent Grizaud will be returning to the GT4 European Series with their restyled Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4.

Proficient within the sister FFSA GT4 Series, this will be the team and crews second full season start within the larger European series which will start with the pairing within their existing 17A chassis before possibly transferring to the new 2024 40A version as and when one becomes available to them.

Speaking to us after the launch of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at Silverstone just a few weeks ago, Grizaud confirmed that their car of last season had not yet sold and that they would be reliant upon it again before the new car can be built. The team and crew have already been busy pre-season testing this week.

Photo credits – Teams / social media / GTWCE
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