TF Sport hope to double their chances of glory as the team adds a second Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 for the 2015 British GT season.
Following a season racing a GT4 spec Vantage, TF Sport boss Tom Ferrier has strengthened his line up for 2015. With Matt Bell and Derek Johnston already confirmed in one V12 Vantage, the team have announced a Eurostar backed entry for Jody Fannin – who won at the International GT Open round at Silverstone for TF Sport – as well as rapid GT4 campaigner Andrew Jarman.
Prior to his win last year, BRDC Rising Star Fannin had tested the car at a test in Portimao and is now looking forward to competing for a full season in the Aston.
He said: “The past couple of seasons have been frustrating, as they have mainly consisted of one-off outings in various championships in Europe and the UK, but we’ve worked hard to put this together and I’m really looking forward to entering a full season.
“This is a really good opportunity, especially as I’ll be partnered with Andrew (Jarman), who did a good job in GT4 in 2014. It’s a tough field, but we hope to run at the sharp end.”
For Jarman, this step up to the GT3 category is another achievement in recent years which saw him as a close second in last year’s GT4 class and a champion in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge in 2013.
“I’m really looking forward to the 2015 season and it is good natural progression from where I’ve come from,” said Jarman. “It was important for me to remain within the Aston Martin family, the V12 Vantage GT3 is a proven, race-winning car, I know Tom (Ferrier) and the TF Sport team well, so there’s a lot of consistency to carry over from last year. Of course, I have a new teammate in Jody Fannin who is very capable.
“Like last year, lapping consistently and at the same pace will be key to fighting for the championship. I hope that will be the case and will translate into results from the outset. We’re not there to make up the numbers, podiums will be the first target and then race wins, and we will see where we are come the end of the year.”