Gunn to fin­ish Bri­tish GT sea­son in GT4 to help ti­tle chal­lenge

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Ross Gunn will re­main in Beechdean AMR’S GT4 line-up for the re­main­der of the sea­son to help Jack Bartholomew fight for the squad’s third con­sec­u­tive driv­ers’ cham­pi­onship.

Reign­ing GT4 cham­pion Gunn be­gan the sea­son shar­ing An­drew Howard’s Gt3-spec As­ton Martin Van­tage, but was placed along­side Bartholomew for last week­end’s dou­ble header at Snet­ter­ton when the GT3 was ruled out by dam­age and reg­u­lar GT4 driver Jor­dan Al­bert was forced to step aside.

Gunn and Bartholomew took a race win and a sec­ond place to el­e­vate Bartholomew to within 2.5 points of cham­pi­onship lead­ers Gra­ham John­son and Mike Robin­son in the Op­ti­mum Mo­tor­sport Ginetta G55.

The fi­nal round of this year’s cham­pi­onship is a two-hour race at Don­ing­ton Park on Septem­ber 10/11.

Beechdean head Howard said: “Ross will stay in GT4 for the re­main­der of the sea­son be­cause Beechdean is a team ef­fort and it’s now about throw­ing our weight be­hind a car that’s well in the cham­pi­onship fight and try­ing to bring the ti­tle here again.

“Both Ross and Jack did a su­perb job last week­end in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances, and for Ross to jump back into GT4 with a new team-mate shows he’s a true pro­fes­sional.”

Howard added that he would be back out in the GT3 for Don­ing­ton, and was in talks with prospec­tive team-mates to share the car.

Bartholomew (left) was joined by Ross Gunn

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