Reigning European Le Mans Series GTE Champions Beechdean Aston Martin Racing (AMR) are set to take on their title defence campaign in just under two weeks time at Silverstone GP.
The European Le Mans Series annual ‘Prologue’ took place at the fast and historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Beechdean AMR drivers Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Ross Gunn gained valuable experience of the circuits mixture of high speed straights and slow speed chicanes. Aston Martin Racing Factory Driver Darren Turner, continues to support Howard and Gunn in their understanding of the upgraded GTE car, that is new to the Beechdean AMR stable for 2017.
With the majority of the European Le Mans Series GTE competitors not expected to show their true performance until the first championship round at Silverstone (15th April), the field proved to be closely matched in all prologue sessions. The 99 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE car clocked the fastest time in 2 out of the 5 sessions, and was placed 2nd in two other sessions.
“It was great to be back with the European Le Mans Series in our updated Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE car at Monza.” Said reigning European Le Mans Series Champion Andrew Howard. “The test was all about learning for us, and we gained valuable information before Silverstone in two weeks and the Monza round in May.”
Beechdean AMR are looking forward to an action packed European Le Mans Series season. For further updates keep checking the Beechdean AMR website or follow @BeechdeanAMR on twitter and Beechdean AMR on Facebook.