CEO Dr. Andy Palmer will be strapping himself into an Aston Martin V8 Vantage
GT4 N430 racing car to race alongside three other fellow drivers to race at
Silverstone Circuit for the Britcar 24-hour race.
It will be
Palmer’s first time in racing overall competing in a 24-hour endurance race.
Along with Palmer will be Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin,
Andrew Frankel (British motoring journalist) and aspiring 22-year old racer
Alice Powell to race alongside at the event for Aston Martin later this month.
said: “As the CEO of a sports car company with such an impressive racing
heritage, I have of course been itching to get behind the wheel of one of our
some GT4 racing in the past but this will be my first attempt at a 24-hour
event. I don’t underestimate the challenge, but the Vantage GT4 has a superb
record in long distance racing and I know I’ve got a great team alongside me.
I’ll obviously be careful, too, not to deliberately outshine my more qualified
his team’s race car will run Castrol’s livery, which is one of the brand’s technological
partners with additional support from Immun’age. The partners’ support has
allowed the Aston Martin team to enter not only the Dunlop Britcar 24hr race,
but the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours as well later in the year.
racing star, Darren Turner will help Palmer refine his skill leading up to the
race at his base Performance simulators facility in Banbury while also help in
testing the GT4 race car for the race on track.
bring significant race experience to the event. Marek Reichman successfully
campaigned a Vantage in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge series in 2011 and is an
experienced historic sports car racer, while well-known auto journalist Andrew
Frankel has also been racing cars for more than 20 years. With an emphasis on
vintage machines, he has raced at all the major historic meetings in Europe
including the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Le Mans Classic, Goodwood Revival and
Spa Six Hours. He has raced modern cars throughout, too, and has so far
competed in four Silverstone 24hrs races, finishing every one.
Alice Powell started karting when she was eight years old and has been a
motorsport fan all her life. At 22, she has already had some stand out career
highlights which include becoming the first female to win the Formula Renault
BARC UK Championship. She is the first and only female to score points in the
GP3 Series and was crowned champion in the Formula Renault Asia Championship
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