Garage 59, who finished as runners-up is the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Am Teams standings, has confirmed that it will switch to Aston Martin for its 2019 Endurance Cup campaign. The team had previously run the McLaren 650S GT3.
Garage 59, the owners of which, Andrew Kirkaldy and Chris Goodwin, have been joined by Alexander West, is set to contest the full 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with two Aston Martin Vantage GT3s with one entry each in the Pro and Am class. The team has also indicated that it will contest selected rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, beginning with the Total 24 Hours of Spa on July 25 – 28.
Team principal Andrew Kirkaldy is excited by the opportunities that the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3 offers.
“The Vantage GT3 looks great,” said Kirkaldy. “It’s a very high-end GT car based on a strong foundation car so we have high hopes for the season ahead. We’re looking forward to working with Aston Martin Racing, along with new sponsors who will be revealed in the future.
“It has been an interesting and enjoyable process to re-brand the team. All you can see at the moment is the new logo but we’ll soon be ready to show you our new racing livery, which we are working on now.”
The East Midlands-based team will announce its driver line-ups at a later date but, in the meantime, the team has tested the new Vantage GT3 at Circuit Paul Ricard with the support of Aston Martin factory driver Jonny Adam.
The opening round of the 2019 Blancpain GT Series Endurance will be held at Monza on April 13 – 14.