Following the announcement on July 25 that the Beechdean AMR #1 Vantage GT3 would not appear at Snetterton on August 6 and 7, the High Wycombe-based team has announced further changes for the next round of the 2016 British GT Championship.
The team has announced that Jordan Albert, who partnered Jack Bartholomew in the #407 Aston martin Vantage GT4, has left the team. Bartholomew and Albert are currently joint second in the GT4 Drivers Championship with Beechdean AMR currently fourth in the GT4 Teams Championship.
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Following damage sustained to the #1 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 at the sixth round of the 2016 British GT Championship at Spa-Francorchamps, Beechdean AMR has withdrawn the car from the Snetterton round on August 7.
The #1 car was involved in a collision on the opening lap and the damage meant the car had to be retired from the two-hour race.
“I am hugely disappointed that the car will be unable to take part in the upcoming race at Snetterton,” said Team Principal and driver Andrew Howard. “We always knew that this was going to be a development year for us, and sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth. British GT is an important series for us and we will continue to take part in the championship, despite this set back. I hope the championship continues to be the proving ground for the amateur driver.”
#1 Beechdean AMR GT3 driver Ross Gunn is also disappointed at the news.
“It is a devastating blow for the team and I am disappointed that we will have to sit out Snetterton but it is all part of the risk when racing, crashes happen,” said Gunn. “The team have always done a great job and focused on the most important programs.”
Beechdean AMR will, however, have its two GT4 cars out on track, the #407 and #408 Vantage GT4s, with Jamie Chadwick and Paul Hollywood partnering in their second race together of the 2016 season.
The next round of the 2016 British GT season will be held at Snetterton on August 7.
Wakefield-based Optimum Motorsport is to field new drivers in its Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the final two rounds of the 2016 British GT Championship.
Currently in ninth place in the GT3 Teams Championship on 27 points after a sixth place finish at Rockingham and a fifth place finish at Silverstone, Team Principal Shaun Goff has announced changes for Snetterton and Donington. As a result, Ryan Ratcliffe and Will Moore will no longer drive for the team.
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Abbie Eaton, driver of the #60 Ebor GT Motorsport Maserati GT NC GT4 with driving partner Marcus Hoggarth, has announced that, unless further sponsorship can be found, Round 6 of the 2016 British GT Championship at Spa-Francorchamps may have been her last of the season.
The #60 Ebor GT Motorsport Maserati GT MC GT4 lies fifth in the 2016 British GT Teams Championship on 72 points.
“Currently the Maserati will not be out for the last two rounds of the year due to a shortfall in my budget,” wrote Abbie Eaton on Facebook. “I am working hard every day to try and raise the needed funds but the situation at present is that Spa was my last race.”
“It’s a shame that the only Maserati racing in the UK is to sit out the end of the season when we’re getting stronger and stronger with every race, and more than capable of a top 3 position in the championship at the end of the year – we’re currently 2nd in Pro/Am..not bad for a new car, new championship and new drivers.”
Abbie Eaton is currently working hard to raise the necessary backing and is inviting potential sponsors to contact her directly.
“Packages start as little as £1,000 and have loads of benefits and extras.”
“If anyone is interested in becoming a sponsor, knows of any companies that may be interested or has any ideas, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you and let’s finish the season off properly!”
Abbie Eaton can be contacted at email@example.com.
TF Sport won Round Six of the 2016 British GT Champion at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with its #11 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 driven by Mark Farmer and Jon Barnes. The victory was Mark Farmer’s first in British GT and the second for Jon Barnes in the championship in eight years.
Second across the line was the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3 driven by Rick Parfitt Jnr and Seb Morris. Completing the podium positions at the finish was the #57 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Oliver Morley and Dani Juncadella. However a post-race penalty saw the #57 car handed a thirty-second penalty which elevated their Black Falcon team-mates of Miguel Toril and Abdulaziz Al Faisal in the #58 Mercedes-AMG GT3 to third.
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Team Parker Racing with its #31 Bentley Continental GT3, driven by Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jnr, claimed its fourth pole position of the 2016 British GT Championship season at a rain-affected Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The #79 Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse McLaren 650S GT3 driven by Alasdair McCaig and Rob Bell looked the likely contender for GT3 pole after McCaig put in a storming lap in the Am section of qualifying. However Morris, in the #31 Team Parker Racing Bentley Continental GT3, put in a 2:18.782 in the Pro section of qualifying which, ultimately, earned the team pole position. Morris put in his time ahead of sharp rain shower in Sector 2 through which Bell in the #79 car had to take extra care, preventing the #79 car from challenging again for the top spot.
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