SEVEN new AMR Vantage GT3s due at GT World Challenge Europe opener at Paul Ricard next weekend

Friday, March 29, 2024


Whilst the SRO open their European race calendar this weekend with the British GT Championship running at Oulton Park and the French FFSA GT4 Series at Nogaro, their flagship GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Series kicks off next weekend with another three-hour opener from Paul Ricard.

Last year we saw the Bullitt Racing team as being the sole Aston Martin Racing representative within their series with their silver class entry, but this season (aided of course with the presence of the new 2024 AMR Vantage GT3 for the first time) we will see up to seven of these new GT3 beasts running between the Comtoyou Racing and Walkenhorst Motorsport teams this year.

Confirming an entry list of fifty-five cars spread across its four available classes, both new AMR Partner teams will be fielding entries across the Pro, Bronze and Silver graded class with driver line ups more than capable of bring home the silverware.

The Belgium based Comtoyou squad still have their #11 Bronze graded squad to confirm ahead of next weekend’s opener, but they have already confirmed a full Pro line up of Nicki Thiim, Mattia Drudi and Marco Sorensen aboard their #7 car, together with Nicolas Baert, Sebastian √łGaard and Finlay Hutchinson in their #12 Silver entry and Sam Dejonghe, Matisse Lismont and Charles Clark in their #21 silver entry.

Not to be outdone (but one entry less) comes the German based Walkenhorst Motorsport entry who will field drivers David Pittard, Henrique Chaves and Ross Gunn as their full Pro line up alongside Romain Leroux, Lorcan Hanafin and Maxime Robin in their #35 silver line up and Tim Creswick, Max Jensen and Ben Green aboard the sole bronze class line up.

We have now seen most of the above drivers testing their new 2024 chariots at some point already this pre-season, but what we haven’t seen yet are their new ‘in the flesh’ livery designs so next weekend’s build up will stay have a large element of new within it.

Friday will start will the bronze driver test, before Free Practice and Pre-Qualifying on Saturday, individual Qualifying on Sunday morning before the race start at 15:00hrs local.

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