Where to watch today’s gentlemen racers
track Versions of the V8 Vantage are eligible for a number of race series. In the UK, the best place to see them is in the newly renamed Aston Martin GT Challenge, run by the Aston Martin Owners Club.
The AM GT Challenge incorporates classes for everything from standard roadgoing V8 Vantages on E-marked tyres (just the thing for today’s gentleman racer!) right through to N24s and GT4 race cars on Dunlop slicks. If you’d like a taste of GT racing, the Stratton Motor Company also has a number of GT4S for hire.
In a new development for 2016, the series now incorporates the Multi-marque Challenge, which will allow similar cars from other marques, such as Ferrari and Porsche, to compete against the Astons.
Races will be of 50 minutes’ duration, and each will feature a mandatory pit-stop with an optional driver-change. It should make for a great season’s racing. More details at www.amocracing.org
2016 Aston martin Gt challenge April 16 British GT meeting, Brands GP may 28 British GT meeting, Oulton Park June 11 British GT meeting, Silverstone GP July 23 AMOC meeting, including Intermarque and GT Challenge, Snetterton Aug 13 AMOC meeting, Brands Indy oct 1 AMOC meeting, Silverstone National