Eight mixed Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 to contest opening round of GT4 European Series next weekend

Friday, March 29, 2024


If all goes according to plan, there should be seven Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4’s also competing at Paul Ricard next weekend as the GT4 European Series again plays the supporting role to the SRO GT World Challenge Europe Series this season.

Having already had up to seven brand new AMR Vantage GT3’s taking part within the Endurance part of the GT World Challenge Europe Series next weekend, another fifty strong GT4 field from over ten manufactures will again do battle together over the course of their two one-hour races per event for their six round 2024 campaign.

Whilst some of the seven Aston Martin powered entries have already been confirmed to us over the winter months, two further entries still require the finer detail of a second driver to be confirmed as both Mateo Villagomez (aboard his #82 Racing Spirit of Leman) and Baudouin Detout (aboard his #39 GPA Racing) cars still have that ominous TBA against their entries.

When has been revealed is the number of new 2024 evolutionary models of the Vantage GT4 that are due to take part within the series from the off with four of the seven AMR’s being listed as ‘Evo’s’.

Ruben Del Sarte and Josh Miller head the AMR runners in today’s provisional entry list with their 2019 based #5 Mirage Racing silver entry but their sister #7 Pro-Am entry of Stanislav Safronov and Aleksandr Vaintrub will be (apparently) running in the new 2024 version.

Both Racing Spirit of Leman entries – the #82 car of Mateo Villagomez (plus one) and the #74 silver entry for Alexandre Machado and Kevin Kullmann are also listed as being ‘evo’ versions. We know that the team did have one such car for their sponsor reveal evening last week and we see that another may have been dispatched to them only last night in time for their other commitments within the parallel FFSA GT4 Series this weekend.

Former FFSA GT4 Am Champions Florent Grizaud and Kevin Jimenez are both back with GPA Racing with their 2019 machine, again in the Am class aboard their #72 entry which they hope to swap out to a 2024 40A version later in the season. They also have Baudouin Detout waiting in the wings for a co-driver within his #39 GPA Racing entry – something which the entry lists also refers to as an Evo! We know that he and the team have been out testing over the previous weeks with various hopefuls alongside but nothing yet has been confirmed.

That leaves the two entries from the German based Prosport Racing team to finalise the AMR seven as Hugo Sasse pairs up this year with Raphael Rennhofer and Henrik Still competes alongside Fabio Rauer in their #99 and #100 silver entries respectively.

Photo credits – teams / social media / Daniel Buergen
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