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TF Sport Adds Second Aston Martin GT3 Entry

TF Sport doubles up Asian LMS involvement with entry for Hartshorne, Hancock, Eastwood…

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TF Sport has added a second Aston Martin Vantage GT3 to its Asian Le Mans Series program for the 2021 season taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit in February.

British racers John Hartshorne and Ollie Hancock will share the car with TF Sport’s 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am class winner Charlie Eastwood for the four-round campaign.

Hartshorne and Hancock teamed up for a full-season effort in this year’s Michelin Le Mans Cup driving a Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020.

Hartshorne, a veteran of sports car competition, has driven the previous iteration of the Vantage GT3 before in British GT and also finished second in the 2014 Asian LMS season driving an Oreca 03 Nissan run by Eurasia Motorsport.

Hancock, meanwhile, contested one race of the 2015-16 campaign in an ADESS LMP3.

TF Sport had already announced its return to Asian LMS in September with an Oman Racing entry for Ahmad Al Harthy, Jonny Adam and Tom Canning.

“It’s great to have John and Ollie on board for our Asian Le Mans Series return,” said team principal Tom Ferrier.

“Their test program has gone well so far and Charlie will be a superb addition to the lineup.”

Hartshorne, who is the designated Bronze-rated driver in the lineup, added: “I’m really excited to be driving the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with a factory driver and a very accomplished team.

“We have all the ingredients we need for a good chance at success.”

The Asian LMS GT class is set to generate at least one automatic invitation to Le Mans next year.

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

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