ASTON MARTIN CUP EXPANDS
One-make series opens to other brands to become British GT feeder
The Aston Martin GT4 Cup will be opened up to other marques this year as series bosses aim to make it a feeder for British GT.
The series will return to the British GT support bill this year, appearing alongside it at the Brands Hatch, Oulton Park and Silverstone rounds. It will now operate for any model of homologated GT4 car, not just the AMR Vantage GT4 and N24 models.
“We are looking to increase the grid of the GT4 Cup as at the moment we are short on cars,” said ACR race director Roger Bennington. “The only way of doing this is to open it to other cars. We would like it to become a stepping stone to British GT as it is on the support bill and would be less expensive to contest.”
The club’s Intermarque series will also join the undercard at three rounds.
“The plan is to amalgamate the Aston Martin GT4 Cup and Intermarque grids for three of the British GT rounds,” added Bennington. “They will have two separate races – we would let one grid go 15 seconds before the other and they would have separate podiums. This makes it economical.”
There will also be three standalone events for all of the Aston Martin Owners Club categories. These will take place in the second half of the season at Brands Hatch (Indy), Snetterton and Silverstone.