The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain – a single marque championship in which Vantage GT4 drivers battle it out on some of the most exciting circuits in the UK and Europe – continues on 1 June when the third round of the championship gets underway at Donington Park.
James Walters, senior sales manager at Aston Martin Racing comments: ‘We’ve seen a fantastic opening to the season already with Silverstone and Oulton Park. We’ve witnessed some nail-biting wheel-to-wheel racing, tense pit stops, heroic come-backs and new faces on the podium. Andrew Jarman, supported by TXM Recruit, won on his first outing at Silverstone. However, he was pipped to the post by Paul Cripps and Mike Brown at Oulton. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Donington.’
The GT4 Challenge of Great Britain is a unique opportunity for drivers of all abilities to compete in the latest Aston Martin race cars in endurance events on some of the best circuits in the UK and Europe while meeting like-minded people and enjoying the glamorous world of motor racing.
In each of the seven rounds, Challenge competitors race head-to-head in Aston Martin Vantage GT4s with 445 bhp engines, paddle-shift transmissions and the aero kit with front splitter and carbon rear wing. The cars are powerful and easy to drive with a 50:50 weight balance and driver aids such as race developed ABS and traction control.
The Vantage GT4 is a race version of the Vantage road car but with performance upgrades such as racing brake system, ABS and traction control, Koni adjustable racing suspension and safety features including a FIA roll cage and racing fuel tank. Drivers can experience the comfort and durability they would expect of the road car but with enough speed and handling to offer one of the top amateur driving challenges in the UK.
As many as 15 Aston Martin Vantage GT4s take to the track at each round and each driver experiences the comfort and durability they would expect of the road car but with enough speed and handling to offer one of the top amateur driving challenges in the UK. Abilities range from novice through to accomplished drivers so the championship is ideal for those new to the sport while remaining highly competitive at the front of the grid.
Aston Martin Racing has also launched an ‘arrive and drive’ service in conjunction with a number of GT4 Challenge teams. Drivers can enter the GT4 Challenge at a cost of £6,000 + vat per person in a three driver car. The cost includes 3 hours testing as well as qualifying and the 100-minute race.
There are many options to be a part of the series from entering your own Vantage GT4, arrive & drive with an Aston Martin Racing Partner Team or by taking the full driver training package with Aston Martin Racing through which you can learn how to race, pass your race licence and compete in your first GT4 Challenge event.
For information about competing in the GT4 Challenge, the ‘arrive and drive’ options or attending the race in the Aston Martin VIP Race Centre, visit www.astonmartin.com/gt4challenge or contact:
Aston Martin Racing
T: +44 (0) 1295 273355
About Aston Martin Racing
Aston Martin Racing is the motorsport arm of Aston Martin. In 2013, it will contest the FIA World Endurance Championship with its Vantage GTE. It also has customer teams competing in major championships around the world in its Vantage GTE, GT3 and GT4 cars, which all share a bonded aluminium chassis and fundamental engine design with Aston Martin's road-going V8 Vantage.
Follow the team's progress at www.facebook.com/astonmartinracing on Twitter using @amr_official and on the website www.astonmartin.com/racing.