23 August 2015
BEECHDEAN AMR WINS 2015 BRITISH GT4 CHAMPIONSHIP
Aston Martin Racing partner team Beechdean AMR has retained the British GT Championship GT4 title at the penultimate round of the nine-race series. The car was driven by Aston Martin Evolution Academy drivers Ross Gunn and Jamie Chadwick,
As well as becoming the first female to win a British GT Championship title, Chadwick, aged 17 years and 95 days, has become the youngest competitor to take the GT4 title.
“I wasn’t really expecting this, to be honest!” Chadwick commented. “We knew Beechdean AMR, with the credentials they have, would put us there or thereabouts but, at the end of the day, it was up to Ross and I to deliver. It was evident straight away what amazing pace he had and we clicked quite quickly. I think halfway through the season, with those two wins under our belt, we knew it was about being consistent. The Aston Martin Vantage GT4’s reliability played into our hands, too. To win it is just unbelievable and awesome!”
Chadwick and team-mate Gunn are both part of Aston Martin’s inaugural Evolution Academy, a programme for GT racing’s top up-coming talent that offers training and advice from the factory team based at Prodrive in Banbury as well as support from the prestigious road car marque.
Gunn, aged 18, added: “It’s quite unbelievable. All the hard work we’ve put in throughout the year has been leading up to this and I’m absolutely over the moon. We’ve been in the mix all year, which I have to say comes down to the efforts of Aston Martin Racing and Beechdean AMR, who have given us an incredibly reliable and quick race car. I also need to say a big personal thanks to Andrew and Susie Howard who took me on at the start of the year when I had absolutely nothing. From where I was then to where I am now is a dream, a real dream.”
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