Changes made within the AMR ranks ahead of SRO Americas visit to Sebring next weekend

Friday, April 26, 2024


There’s been a few changes – as in additions and subtractions within the SRO America trilogy of series as they all head to their next round of the season at Sebring next weekend.

Starting off in Sonoma at the beginning of April, the amateur only GT America Series featured five Aston Martin Racing GT3 and GT4 crews, the sister GT4 America Series had three AMR GT4’s and the headlining GT World Challenge America Series just one Aston Martin Racing GT3.

Since then, some got in some extra race mileage at the stand-alone GT America race at Long Beach California last weekend but in the meantime, others have re-evaluated their season strategy.

What remains the same is within GT4 America as just three Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 crews make up part of the expected twenty-nine car line up for their two one-hour races over the bumps of Sebring International Raceway. The #13 Flying Lizard AMR of Todd Parriott and Tom Dyer is again joined by the pair of Heart of Racing Astons for Gray Newell/Roman De Angelis within the #24 Pro-Am entry and Hannah Grisham and Hannah Greenemeir aboard their #26 Am Class car. These cars are still the older generation 17A variants.

In GT America, we see a one car drop in AMR numbers as Todd Coleman chooses not to contest this round after a 50/50 debut at Long Beach last weekend. Jason Bell is again the solo new 2024 AMR Vantage GT3 entry with his #2 Flying Lizard prepared car whilst Tim Savage is back with his older 16A variant #007 Prosport Competition prepared Vantage GT3 having skipped Long Beach.

Then in GT4, it’s a return for each of the #13 Flying Lizard car of Parriott and the #25 Heart of Racing car of Newell.

The biggest AMR news comes from the GT World Challenge America Series where not does just Elias Sabo return with his new 2024 #8 Flying Lizard Vantage GT3 entry like that at Sonoma but now stablemate Bell comes to the top table as he enters his #2 car alongside AMR factory driver Henrique Chaves.

Chaves has already had dealings with the Flying Lizard team after they converted Sabo’s 16A GT3 platform to the new Evo model where he helped them with set up and testing prior to the season opener at Sonoma.

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