Team BRIT is proudly announcing that its first GT race will take place in May – at the Aston Martin Owners Club GT Challenge.
On Saturday 12th May, the team will race in its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 for the first time at Oulton Park in Chester.
The Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) was formed in 1935 and is the world’s oldest, largest and only officially recognised, membership club for Aston Martin Owners and enthusiasts. It has been organising racing events through AMOC Racing since the Second World War.
Team BRIT unveiled its Aston Martin in February this year. The move to GT4 racing will take it a step further towards its goal of the Le Mans 24 hour in 2020, where it hopes to make history by becoming the first ever all-disabled team to compete.
Alongside this, it will continue to field teams in the Fun Cup Championship, with new rookies starting their racing experience in its endurance races.
Military veterans Warren McKinlay, Jimmy Hill, Martyn Compton and Jamie Falvey are the first Team BRIT drivers to step up to GT4 racing this year and will make up the team at Oulton Park.
Race Director of AMOC Racing, Duncan Wiltshire said, “AMOC Racing are delighted to welcome Team Brit to the grid for the inaugural running of their GT programme. It’s especially exciting as AMOC Racing is the spiritual home of racing Aston Martins in the UK. We look forward to seeing Team Brit at our opening round at Oulton Park on May 12th.’
CEO and Founder Dave Player said, “We have thought long and hard about how to begin our GT4 racing this year. We need to give our drivers the experience they need whilst also stepping up to a level that makes us competitive and provides a real route towards Le Mans.
“Our drivers know the circuit at Oulton Park well and it will be a special moment to race in an event that celebrates the iconic British Aston Martin. Britain leads the way in all things disability and all things motorsport – as a team we are bringing this together, to make history, so we are proud to be marking this milestone moment with AMOC.”