Brticar 24H: Aston Martin preview

Strong Aston Martin GT4 entry for Britcar 24 Hours Gaydon, 29 September 2010. Aston Martin Racing's newly appointed official partner team Jota Sport AMR will head a strong customer entry of four Vantage GT4s in the Britcar 24 Hour race at ...

Strong Aston Martin GT4 entry for Britcar 24 Hours

Gaydon, 29 September 2010. Aston Martin Racing's newly appointed official partner team Jota Sport AMR will head a strong customer entry of four Vantage GT4s in the Britcar 24 Hour race at Silverstone on 1-3 October.

Following a fine debut GT4 class win with their Vantage at the Spa 24 Hours in July, Jota Sport co-owner Simon Dolan and factory Aston Martin Racing driver Sam Hancock will be seeking another GT4 title and have drafted in one of Aston Martin's most experienced GT4 racers to enhance their chances Chief Engineer, Chris Porritt.

Porritt who has competed in eight 24 hour endurance races for Aston Martin, is no stranger to the daunting physical demands that a 24 hour race places on man and machine: "I am really looking forward to be driving as part of such a professional outfit, I hope to use my experience to make a real contribution to the team."

Jota Sport AMR will be joined by three other Aston Martin GT4 entries; from Nicholas Mee Racing following their class podium result in their first 24 hour race in Dubai in January, Birchwood Racing, and Vantage Racing who will all be subjecting their Vantages to 24 hours of close competition.

David King, Head of Motorsport said: "In the last running of the Britcar 24 hour race in 2008, Vantage GT4s finished in an impressive second, third and fourth overall proving that reliability and consistency are as important as outright speed.

"I am really encouraged to see a strong Aston Martin entry with such professional teams. It is likely to be a tough race and I wish Jota, Nicholas Mee Racing, Birchwood Racing and Vantage Racing all the very best."

The Britcar 24 hour endurance race starts at 16:30 on Saturday 2nd October 2010 at the Silverstone Circuit.

-source: astonmartinmedia.com

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Series Endurance
Drivers Sam Hancock , Chris Porritt , Simon Dolan
Teams Aston Martin Racing , Jota Sport