Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) endured a difficult final round of the 2016 British GT season, but managed to successfully secure second in the GT4 drivers’ standings with the pairing of Ross Gunn and Jack Bartholomew.
Driver Jack Bartholomew, a GT rookie, also took the Silver Cup Championship. Overall the team have had a decent season and Bartholomew certainly delivered more than expected in his first year.
Beechdean AMR driver Bartholomew started the 2 hour “Donington Decider” race with a genuine chance of taking the 2016 British GT, GT4 title. Bartholomew and outgoing British GT4 champion Ross Gunn, took a comfortable pole position for the Sunday two hour race. Unfortunately, the pairing dropped off the pace in the final stages of the race due to a rare technical problem to the Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT4 #407 car.
Jack Bartholomew “Everyone in the team did a great job this weekend. It just wasn’t meant to be. But it is my debut season in British GT and I am only seventeen – so getting second and being Silver Cup Champion is still amazing. I’ve really enjoyed my first season in GT racing and have learnt a lot. I will be back.”
Ross Gunn “Sunday was certainly tough to swallow. After qualifying on pole, Jack and I had reason to believe that it might be possible to take the title. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out that way, but I have enjoyed 2016 and hope to be back next year.”