Former British GT GT4 champion Jody Fannin has joined Pete Littler in the PFL Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the 2016 British GT Championship.
Fannin, who spent 2015 racing with TF Sport in a similar Aston Martin, will be hoping that the two podiums he gained last year – in his first season of GT3 – will be expanded on this season.
The BRDC Rising Star is looking forward to joining a new team for his 2016 campaign: “Obviously I’m delighted to be back in British GT with a fresh challenge. AMR have helped locate potential drives for me and that’s how it came about. The experience I gained driving the Vantage GT3 last year will help in 2016, as PFL are new to British GT.
“I’m hoping to carry the momentum of last season’s final rounds into the start of this year. We’re under no illusions as to how tough the opposition will be and are looking to bank some solid points in the opening rounds, then see what the rest of the year might hold.”
It’ll be a different sort of challenge for the 22-year-old this season, Fannin’s team mate – Pete Littler – is 40% disabled having lost the lower section of his right leg, having false hips, and a pin in his lower back. However, the Aston they’ll both drive has no modifications to it at all.
“Pete’s disability doesn’t at all impact on the car’s set-up or driving position,” added Aston Martin Evolution Academy driver Fannin. “The steering position and pedal box layout are the same as I’m used to so there’s no compromise to consider. Pete’s also a very rapid driver. His former rally career attests to that. The most important thing is getting him up to speed in a GT3 car during pre-season testing so that we arrive at Brands for the opening round on the pace.”
In addition, the team will supported by both a Prodrive engineer throughout the course of the year, with Paul Rusbridger – Team manager for Hyundai’s WRC campaign – heading up PFL Motorsport who will begin their British GT campaign at Brands Hatch on April 16/17.