Beechdean AMR ready with ELMS line-up

Beechdean Aston Martin Racing is ready with their European Le Mans Series driver line-up.

Team owner Andrew Howard has Aston Martin factory driver Darren Turner in the car again, while young and talented Aston Martin factory driver, the 20 year-old Ross Gunn, will be the third driver in the car.

The defending ELMS GTE Champions are therefore almost identical with the 2016 combination, where only Alex Macdowall had to give up his seat to Gunn.

Beechdean AMR
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The team already know Gunn from the British GT Championship, where he has done the last two seasons for the team.

Darren Turner will be on double duties with both ELMS and WEC. He can manage that at the opening round at Silverstone in April, but the team will have to find another third guy, when they participate at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. That driver will be announced at a later stage.

The team will enter an updated version of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage racer, so they are running the latest allowed version of the car. The GTE category in ELMS has a demand that it needs to be minimum one year old cars participating, but that means that they will be allowed to use the version of the Aston Martin racer, that won them the World Title in FIA WEC.

Beechdean AMR will start their pre-season testing at Portimao on February 18th.

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