Beechdean AMR will return to defend their Avon Tyres British GT4 Championship title this season, with single-seater convert Ross Gunn and Ginetta graduate Jamie Chadwick campaigning an Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Chadwick makes the step up to British GT after two seasons competing in the Ginetta Juniors, having won the championship’s Scholarship competition for 2013. The 16 year old tested a Beechdean Aston at Donington Park in November.
“It’s brilliant to be joining the championship-winning Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team, and to be racing in British GT this year,” said Chadwick, who is driver coached by Beechdean GT3 driver Jonny Adam.
“I drove the car last year and immediately felt comfortable and we’ve worked hard since then to put together the best deal with the best people. I’m confident that we have a formidable combination. It’s going to be a challenging year ahead but I’m up for it and looking forward to doing my very best!”
Gunn meanwhile makes the switch to GT racing at the age of 18 having been a double race-winner in the BRDC Formula 4 Championship in 2013.
“I am thrilled to be joining Beechdean AMR for an assault on the 2015 British GT4 title,” he commented. “After several years of discussions, it makes me very proud to finally be joining a team with a rapidly growing presence within the motorsport industry.
“I am very grateful for the faith that Andrew Howard and Beechdean AMR have shown in me for the 2015 season. I have been working very hard over the past year to move into GT racing, and this is the perfect platform for me to showcase what I can do.”
Beechdean won the GT4 title last year with Ross Wylie and Jake Giddings, and team boss Andrew Howard feels his new driver pairing can challenge at the front of an increasingly competitive GT4 field.
“I am extremely excited with signing both Jamie and Ross for our British GT4 campaign in 2015,” added Howard.
“It’s great to see youngsters coming into sportscars and our aim is to give both drivers the platform to demonstrate their skills in British GT this year. We had a fantastic 2014 by winning the Championship and our goal is to have another successful season in 2015.”