About Ross

Ross Gunn is a multiple champion and race winner in karts, single-seaters and GT cars

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Biography

Ross Gunn is a 20 year old British Racing Driver, currently competing in the European Le Mans Series with Beechdean Aston Martin Racing. In December 2015, Ross signed with Aston Martin Racing as a Factory Driver after winning their Evolution Academy.

Ross started racing in 2005 when he was just 8 years old and despite racing on low budgets has managed to dominate the field and establish himself as one of the most talented young drivers of his generation.

In 2011, Ross put himself firmly on the map by winning the British Super One MiniMax Championship in his first season, and topped it off by winning the British Kart Grand Prix in the same season.

He then followed that in 2012 by British Super One Junior Rotax Championship, also his first year in the championship, making him the first person ever to have won both champonships consecutively as a rookie. This impressive display of talent was continued with a 4th place finish in the 2012 Junior Rotax World Championships in Portugal.

Having dominated karts, Ross made the move into single seater car racing in 2013.
Racing in the BRDC F4 championship for team Motionsport, Ross clinched two race victories and finished the season 10th overall.

A lack of budget in 2014 meant that although Ross didn’t compete he spent the time working on his fitness in the gym and on the simulator, and also provided 1 to 1 tuition to up and coming kart racers.

In March 2015, Ross signed for the Beechdean AMR team to compete in British GT championship. An incredible year followed, with Ross and team mate Jamie Chadwick clinching the championship with a race to spare. This made them the youngest ever driver pairing to win a British GT championship.

Post season, Ross completed a successful test at the FIA World Endurance Championship end of season test in a works Aston Martin V8 GTE car. Shortly after the test, Ross was offered a contract with the British Marque to become a Factory Driver for 2016 and beyond.

After a successful transition to GT3 in 2016, Ross was promoted to the European Le Mans Series GTE Class. He'll be racing for the reigning champions Beechdean Aston Martin Racing in a Aston Martin Vantage GTE V8 car.

2017

Ross Gunn will make the step up to the European Le Mans Series with Beechdean Aston Martin Racing 

Gunn will partner reigning champion Andrew Howard, as well as Aston Martin Factory driver Darren Turner - with the aim of retiaining the championship in the GTE Class.

Ross Will also be making his debut at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race with the Beechdean AMR squad - fulfilling a life long ambition and he continues his journey as a professional racing driver.

2016

Ross once again raced in the 2016 British GT Championship - competing in GT3/GT4 with Beechdean AMR

After beginning the season onboard the #407 Aston Martin in GT4, Ross took two podiums and a victory.

Ross took his maiden GT3 class podium at Rockingham with a strong 3rd in the race. Beechdean AMR narrowly missed out on consecutive GT4 titles as they took 2nd overall in the standings.

A successful post-season test will see Ross promoted to the Beechdean AMR GTE Squad for 2017.

2015

Ross Gunn was crowned British GT - GT4 Class Champion with Beechdean Aston Martin Racing

The debut season for Ross in GT cars was almost a perfect season! After taking two victories, six podiums and one pole postion - Ross and teammate Jamie Chadwick sweeped to the Gt4 British Championship.

Ross also won the Britcar 24 Hour race with Beechdean AMR.

In recognition of his achievements, Ross was announced as a BRDC Rising Star.

2013

Two victories in his single-seater racing debut season in BRDC Formula 4 saw Ross show his versatility.

Graduating from karting, Ross made the step into the BRDC Formula 4 Championship with MotionSport.

Budget restrictions meant Ross was unable to attend all rounds, despite this he took two victories and two further podiums on his way to 10th overall in the standings.

These issues compounded Ross’ 2014 season, as he took time out to prepare himself further for a career in motorsport with fitness and driver tuition work during a ‘gap year’.

2012

Ross capped off a stellar karting career with back-to-back British Champion in the Junior Max Class as a rookie!

After taking the British Championship in Minimax the season before, Ross once again swept all before him to take the Junior Max title - once again in his first season in the class.

He made history being the first person in British Karting history to achieve such a feat.

Ross was invited to the Rotax World Championships, where he came back from a pre-final incident to take 4th overall in the world.

He would graduate to car racing for the 2013 season.

2011

Moving up to junior karting saw Ross take the British Championship in Minimax at his first attempt

Joining Tooley Motorsport in the Minimax class for 2011 saw Ross compete against 50 other competitors in his first year driving larger and more powerful karts.

Unphased, Ross showed his speed after a strong start taking Vice-Champion status at the British Open.

He then swept all his opponents aside on his way to the British Kart Grand Prix title and topping it off with the British Championship at the end of the season.

2006-2010

Ross enjoyed a very successful early karting career - becoming a regular front runner at Club and British Championship level

Starting out in karting in cadets,  Ross won the Camberley Kart Club, Shenington Kart Club and Midland Championships within his first two seasons in the sport.

Ross moved into racing in the British Championships in 2010, making a clear step up from club level.

Ross took a very strong 5th place over in the hugely competitive MSA British Cadet Championship and 9th position overall in the Formula Kart Stars Championship.