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Aston Martin Sets Nürburgring 24 GT4 Lineups

Chadwick, Turner, Brundle amongst drivers confirmed by AMR for this year’s N24…

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Aston Martin Racing has firmed up its pair of GT4 driver lineups for the Nürburgring 24 Hours in June.

The British manufacturer is gearing up for the race debut of its second-generation Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the Nordschleife enduro, while both entries will also take part in the next two VLN series races as preparation. 

W Series driver Jamie Chadwick, who has been now added to the Aston Martin factory junior program, will co-drive the works SP10-class Vantage GT4 with Peter Cate, Alex Brundle and works driver Ross Gunn.

2015 British GT4 champion Chadwick is set for her second Nürburgring 24 appearance after racing with Aston Martin last year, while 2016 European LMP3 champion Brundle is set for his debut in the race.

AMR’s second entry will race in the SP8T category and will be shared between factory driver Darren Turner, Aston Martin high performance test driver Chris Goodwin, Top Gear presenter Chris Harris and defending class winner Christian Gebhardt.

“We are taking the N24 as seriously as ever, which is why we are bringing such a strong driver lineup to the event to give the new Vantage GT4 its N24 debut,” said AMR president David King.

“We have a very strong blend of talent and experience and this offers up the perfect opportunity for us to demonstrate the strengths of the Vantage in the fastest endurance racing environment available.

Referring to Chadwick’s signing as a factory junior, alongside the recently-recruited Charlie Eastwood and Andrew Watson, King said:

“Jamie is one of the brightest talents in the British junior ranks and must be considered among the favorites in the exciting new W Series.

“We’ve been keeping a watchful eye on her progress and working with her ad hoc since she won the British GT4 Championship in one of our cars.

“It was clear that the time was right to bring her more formally into the fold so that we may play a deeper role in her career development.”

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365 and e-racing365, with a focus on the FIA World Endurance Championship and various electric racing series.

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