Champions in British GT’s GT3 and GT4 categories, Beechdean AMR has announced they will be returning to GT4 in 2016 with single-seater aces Jordan Albert and Jack Bartholomew taking to the wheel of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4.
Having won the GT4 title in both 2014 and 2015, the team are very good with their Vantage and with new-for-2016 updates being installed on the car Albert and Bartholomew should be in with a good shout to defend Beechdean’s crown.
Both racers have had time in British GT support series BRDC F4 with Jordan Albert taking two wins and ten podiums during his two years in the series, with the 19-year-old already testing the car in October prior to his first season in GT racing. Bartholomew had one year in the series with two podiums and a string of other good results leading him to seventh in the standings in 2015.
Beechdean AMR driver and Team Principal Andrew Howard said: “I am extremely excited with signing both Jack and Jordan for our British GT4 campaign in 2016. 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 next year. We had a fantastic 2015 by winning the Championship with a round to spare and our goal is to have another successful season in 2016 with Jack and Jordan.”
Jordan Albert said: “I’m extremely happy to be joining the Beechdean AMR team and racing in the British GT championship in 2016, they’re proven Championship winners and with their support I’m aiming to be competitive right from the first round. I have tested the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 car and immediately felt comfortable. As it is my first season in a GT car it’s going to be a challenging year ahead but I am fully focused on the task.”
For Jack Bartholomew, he hopes this first season in British GT is the first step on a ladder to a successful career in sportscar racing: “I am thrilled to have signed with Beechdean AMR for the 2016 British GT championship as Beechdean AMR are one of the most professional teams in the GT paddock. They have an excellent team of people who will help me develop as a GT driver. At the end of my season in BRDC F4,I tested several cars including the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and decided that the GT championship was where I want to be in the long term. Signing for the current championship winning team will be the perfect way to start my GT career.”
The team also confirmed further driver announcements would be made in the coming weeks, with a number of programmes for the team yet to be 100% confirmed.