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Beechdean Confirms 24H Le Mans Lineup

Olly Bryant completes Beechdean lineup for 24H Le Mans…

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Photo: Vision Sport Agency

Beechdean AMR has confirmed its driver lineup for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Olly Bryant set to join the team’s full-season European Le Mans Series pairing of Andrew Howard and Ross Gunn.

The British team will be taking part in its second consecutive Le Mans, in what team owner/driver Howard describes as an “amazing” experience.

“Last year we stuck to our race plan and achieved the finish, this year we hope to be more competitive,” Howard said.

“I’m excited to get to work with Olly and continuing with my ELMS teammate Ross.”

Gunn is set for his Le Mans debut, having graduated from the British GT ranks into ELMS this year.

The AMR Academy driver teamed with Howard and factory driver Darren Turner for a third place class finish in last month’s season-opening Four Hours of Silverstone.

“Every driver on the planet dreams of racing at this event, and to be here so early in my career is very special,” Gunn said.

“I have learnt a lot about the car and GTE racing over the past few months and I know we have a big task ahead. Thank you to the team and Andrew for this incredible opportunity.”

Bryant, who made his Le Mans debut in Team AAI’s Corvette, meanwhile, is looking to improve on his 9th place finish in the GTE-Am class.

The Englishman takes the seat of Turner, who is committed to AMR’s season-long WEC entry in GTE-Pro.

“Our goal is the podium, and I’d like to thank my sponsors for making this possible,” Bryant said.

The Beechdean car is one of five Aston Martin Vantage GTEs entered in this year’s race, alongside the three full-season FIA World Endurance Championship entries and TF Sport’s GTE-Am entry, gained courtesy of its title in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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