Jota Sport AMR, Aston Martin's appointed official partner team, will be one of a number of customer entered Aston Martin Vantage's in the GT4 category of the Britcar 24 hour race this coming weekend at Silverstone.
Following on from their impressive GT4 class win at the Spa 24 Hour race in July, Simon Dolan, co-owner of Jota Sport and factory racing driver Sam Hancock will be joined by experienced racer and Chief Engineer Chris Porritt in the hunt for another title. The Britcar 24 hour race will be the ninth 24 hour race Porritt will have taken part in for Aston Martin. No stranger to the demands on himself and the car, he said, “I am really looking forward to be driving as part of such a professional outfit, I hope to use my experience to make a real contribution to the team.”
Alongside Jota Sport AMR, a further three Aston Martin GT4 entries will be taking to the Silverstone tarmac for the gruelling event. Birchwood Racing and Vantage Racing will be joined by Nicholas Mee Racing who will be looking to improve on their class podium result in Dubai at their first 24 hour race in January.
Head of Motorsport David King was pleased to welcome the strong Aston Martin showing and told the media, “In the last running of the Britcar 24 hour race in 2008,Vantage GT4s finished in an impressive second, third and fourth overall proving that reliability and consistency are as important as outright speed.” He then continued, “I am really encouraged to see a strong Aston Martin entry with such professional teams. It is likely to be a tough race and I wish Jota, Nicholas Mee Racing, Birchwood Racing and Vantage Racing all the very best.”