Reigning British GT Champion, Andrew Howard and Aston Martin Racing factory driver Ross Gunn were able to show an abundance of pace all weekend.
The opening round of the 2016 British GT Championship saw Beechdean AMR’s GT3 and GT4 cars both finish fifth in their individual classes.
Howard and Gunn were forced to start at the back of the GT3 grid for the 2 hour race at Brands Hatch. The GT3 car was unable to take part in the British GT AM qualifying session on Saturday, due to Howard’s ELMS race commitments at Silverstone.
Despite the setback Howard was able to make waves in the first stint, gaining 6 places in the first hour – much of which was held under a Virtual Safety Car period to repair barriers from an earlier multi-car incident. At the hour mark, a quick pit stop and driver change ensured the #1 car joined the circuit in fifth place. Gunn, now at the wheel fought hard to find a way past the Lamborghini in front, but to no avail with the race being stopped 22 minutes before its intended conclusion.
Ross Gunn “I have really enjoyed the first weekend of British GT. The car was well balanced all weekend and I felt comfortable driving it.
Andrew did a great job in the first stint to overtake almost half of the GT3 field. This is a great point’s haul considering where we started.”