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November 21, 2017

Talking the Talk & Walking the Walk

Talking the Talk & Walking the Walk

The boss of Aston Martin Racing is taking to the track himself again this year — but this time for a full season in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship.

Team Principal John Gaw will drive the PGF-Kinfaun AMR Vantage GT3 alongside Phil Dryburgh. They raced two rounds last year in the championship.

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“British GT this year is going to see some of the best GT3 racing in the world at Pro-Am level. The circuits British GT visits are a very attractive selection for us, and the format works very well,” said Gaw.

“It’s weekend based, very good if you work during the week like we do, and there are no clashes with any major races I need to attend in my role at AMR.”

He says the car will run to the same specification as the Beechdean and Barwell GT3 cars.

Dryburgh said the key to this season was to have fun. “Ultimately I’d rather be fifteenth on this grid than second on a lesser grid and as I said for us it’s about enjoying ourselves; you will find me one of the happiest people you see in the pit lane.

The British GT season isn’t even underway and there’s already been some controversy elswehere over potential driver pairings. Stars from the Nissan GT Academy have been barred from taking part — because their drivers are too fast for the Pro-Am category.

Now here’s where Racing.GT readers can help out PGF-Kinfaun with livery colours. Two are up for consideration, and the team is tending towards the blue design. But do you all think the red works better? Leave us a comment with your thoughts.

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