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Butcher Set for British GT Return with Beechdean AMR

Rory Butcher back in British GT with Beechdean AMR for Donington Park…

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Rory Butcher will return to the British GT Championship later this month for the season finale at Donington Park, joining the Beechdean AMR squad.

The Scot will partner Andrew Howard in the No. 1 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 for the two-hour race on Sept. 11.

This comes as Howard’s usual co-driver Ross Gunn extends his run in the team’s GT4 entry.

The 19-year-old reigning GT4 champion drove the No. 407 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 with Jack Bartholomew last time out at Snetterton, replacing Jordan Albert.

Gunn was free to do this as his and Howard’s GT3 entry was ruled out of the Norfolk round after picking up damage at the Spa-Francorchamps race.

The GT3 Aston Martin will be back on the track for Donington Park, but with Gunn staying alongside Bartholomew in the GT4 entry, Butcher will join Howard in the top class.

The 29-year-old hasn’t been racing in British GT this season, but rather in the European Le Mans Series with JMW Motorsport, in which he has won the last two rounds in the GTE class.

Last year, he competed in British GT with Oman Racing Team, and took two victories, at Oulton Park and Snetterton.

“Having spent most of the year racing against Andrew in ELMS I am looking forward to being on the same team as him for a change,” said Butcher.

“We will be looking for a great result at the last round of British GT.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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