In other news this week

Friday, March 15, 2024


With the two IMSA Series stealing much of the airtime this weekend with their visit to the bumps of the Sebring International Raceway, there is still much to keep an eye for from other Aston Martin Racing powered teams across the world as well.

Starting in France, the Ultimate Cup Series opens their 2024 account within their opening race weekend from the Circuit Paul Ricard which also hosts the opening salvo’s of their new AMR Trophy class.

Incorporated into the existing Sprint GT Touring rounds, this opening round has attracted two such AMR Vantage GT4 cars from the Portuguese Racar Motorsport team and their driving crews of Ruben Vaquinhas and Roberto Faria aboard the #777 car and Mathieu Martins and Antonio Lopes aboard the #09 car.

This weekend will bring the twenty-two strong mixed class grid four twenty-five-minute races around the Mistral circuit.

Then over in Japan, we have Tomonobu Fujii and Marco Sorensen pairing up for the first time within D’Station Racing’s new Vantage GT3 as they embark upon their first full Super GT Official test together at the Okayama circuit before the opening round of the season there this time next month.

Previous tests have meant for Fujii to test alone due to Sorensen’s extremely busy 2024 schedule.

Not too far away from then in Sepang, the latest AMR Partner team in FHK Racing are about to embark upon their first ever race within tehir new AMR Vantage GT3 as drivers Francois Beziac, Heremana Malmezac and Jono Lester continue to ready themselves for this weekend’s event.

Usually associated with Porsche machinery, questions of where this New Zealand based squad will compete next or whether this was a one-off event with the Aston Martin are at the forefront of our minds. Only time will tell there!!

And finally, midweek testing for many teams has just come to an end as notably, the Racing Spirit of Leman team were out at Nogaro this week with at least one of tehir new 2024 40A specification Vantage GT4’s whilst young lady racer Logan Hannah was out testing with the GPA Racing team and Baudouin Detout in their older 17A version of the Vantage GT4 at the same venue.

Then at Misano in Italy, the Comtoyou Racing team were back out with one of their new AMR Vantage GT3’s with their diverse driver squad expected to take part within the GT World Challenge Endurance and Sprint Cup rounds this year.

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