Photo: #99 Aston Martin V12 Vantage At Donington Park – 22.09.18 (Jakob Ebrey Photography)
Buckinghamshire-based Beechdean AMR has announced that it will return to contesting both the GT3 and GT4 classes in the 2019 British GT Championship season.
In the GT3 class, team owner Andrew Howard will partner with AMR factory driver Marco Sørensen who, in 2018, drove alongside Derek Johnston in the #17 TF Sport Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
Kelvin Fletcher and Martin Plowman move from UltraTek Racing Team RJN where they campaigned the #53 Nissan 370Z GT4 to the runners-up position in the GT4 Pro-Am standings to form a Pro-Am GT4 partnership under the Beechdean AMR banner in the new Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Team owner Andrew Howard is looking forward to contesting the 2019 season in the new car.
“The new Aston Martin Vantage is looking very strong for 2019 and I am excited to be pairing up with Marco,” said Andrew Howard. “He showed exceptional pace in 2018 on many tracks that were completely new to him. It is also great to see Beechdean AMR back to running two cars in British GT. As ever it’s going to be a fiercely competitive series but we are planning to be at the sharp end in both categories. Bring on Oulton Park!”
Martin Plowman, who, with teammate Kelvin Fletcher, finished second in the 2018 British GT Championship GT4 Pro-Am Drivers standings is hoping to go one better in 2019.
“I’m very excited to be returning to British GT with Kelvin and grateful that I get to continue the great relationship we’ve had so far,” said Plowman. “Even though we’ll be in a new team with a brand new car, we are both hungrier than ever and aim for success from the start.”
“Being with a team of Beechdean AMR’s experience and understanding of the Aston Martin is a very positive step for me personally and I look forward to being part of everything next season has to offer,” continued Plowman. “We have a lot of unfinished business in this championship so I can’t wait to get started.”
The 2019 British GT Championship gets underway at Oulton Park on April 20 – 22.