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Gamble to Replace Gunn at Buriram due to WEC Clash

Tom Gamble to replace AMR works driver Ross Gunn for Asian LMS season finale…

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18-year-old Tom Gamble will replace Aston Martin factory driver Ross Gunn in D’Station Racing’s lineup for the 4 Hours of Buriram Asian Le Mans Series finale.

Gunn was rendered unavailable for the last race of the 2019-20 season because of a date clash between the Asian LMS and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Brit currently drives for Aston Martin Racing in the WEC, which moved its fifth round onto the date of the Buriram race because of a venue change from Interlagos to Circuit of The Americas.

Most of Aston Martin’s factory lineup is competing at COTA, including Darren Turner, Jonny Adam, Charlie Eastwood and the marque’s four GTE-Pro regulars.

D’Station has solved its quandary by bringing in Gamble, who won the Aston Martin (then McLaren) Autosport BRDC Award for young British drivers in 2018.

He will share its Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Tomonobu Fujii and Satoshi Hoshino.

The 2017 Ginetta Junior champion made his GT3 debut last year, driving a Vantage in the British GT round at Snetterton and the Road to Le Mans.

“I’m over the moon to be given the opportunity to race for D’Station Racing at the final round of the Asian Le Mans series; I can’t thank the team and Aston Martin Racing enough for putting their faith into me,” said Gamble.

“I raced the car in the Michelin Le Mans series round at Le Mans last season so I know it fairly well and I’m very excited to get back behind the wheel of it.”

The date clash between the Asian LMS and WEC has also presented scheduling conflicts for Ferrari teams Spirit of Race, HubAuto Corsa and Car Guy Racing.

Spirit of Race has subbed in Daniel Serra to replace Alessandro Pier Guidi in its car alongside Oswaldo Negri Jr and Francesco Piovanetti, while replacements for Davide Rigon at HubAuto and Kei Cozzolino at Car Guy have yet to be confirmed.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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