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British GT Academy Motorsport Driver

British GT

2018 will see Tom make his debut in the British GT Championship, competing with Academy Motorsport in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4

The British GT Championship showcases the most prestigious and stylish sportscar grid of any national motorsport championship in the world.

The 2018 season – British GT’s 26th – comprises six events around the UK as well as one international round held at the legendary Belgian circuit, Spa-Francorchamps. Each race lasts between one, two and three hours, while two drivers typically share each car.

For the fans, British GT offers a spectacular motorsport experience. With glamorous supercars racing bumper-to-bumper, ground-shaking noise, breath-taking speeds and all the drama of pitstops and driver changes, the race experience is one not to be missed.

The championship consists of two classes that race at the same time, GT3 and GT4.
Tom will be competing in the GT4 class, onboard his Academy Motorsport prepared Aston Martin Vantage - teamed with Jan Jonck.

GT4 more closely resembles the road going car counterparts and provides a perfect step into GT Racing for young drivers. The class helps drivers develop their skills, speed, traffic navigation and more, to become professional GT Racing Drivers that can compete in GT3, GTE, Le Mans Categories and much more.

Two thirds of British GT’s multi-class grid is now made up of GT4s, many of which are built by the same array of manufacturers contesting GT3. While once the preserve of Ginetta and Aston Martin, GT4’s recent boom has seen the likes of Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG join a rapidly expanding list of homologated marques which also include McLaren, Nissan, Lotus, KTM and Toyota.
This creates a hugely competitive championship, with multiple drivers competing for the championship crown.

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The Car

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is the most popular GT4 car in the world. More than 100 cars have been made and are competing in race series across the globe. 
This latest spec of car has a new aerodynamic package. An adjustable carbon fibre rear wing works in conjunction with a larger front splitter to increase downforce for greater dynamic performance.
The 2018 car also has the bonnet from the V8 Vantage road car, which has larger bonnet vents for additional cooling and better aerodynamics.

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400
BHP
170
Mph
4.0
0-60 (secs)
1170
Weight (KG)
10
Races
7
Circuits

GT4 Specifiction

GT4 Specs

  • Engine:

    Aston Martin Racing 4.7 litre V8 engine
    Weight-reduced rear silencer
    FIA approved Fuel Tank
    Lightweight Flywheel
    Twin plate Ceramic Clutch
    Straight-through tailpipes

  • Chassis:

    FIA-approved rollcage
    Integral air jacks
    Reduced weight wiring harness
    Lightweight battery
    Quick release bonnet and tailgate
    Front spliiter + carnards
    Polycarbonate side + rear windows
    Ballast plate

  • Aerodynamics:

    Adjustable carbon fibre rear wing
    Increased protrusion front splitter
    Carbon fibre front dive planes

  • Suspension:

    Double wishbone suspension adjustable
    2-way adjustable dampers + Anti-roll bars.

  • Brakes:

    Race spec 6 piston monobloc calipers
    Race developed ABS + Traction Control

  • Transmission:

    Six-speed Manual transmission
    Endurance Driveshafts

Calendar

Academy Motorsport

Academy Motorsport will enter two Aston Martin Vantage GT4‘s in to the 2018 British GT Championship, bringing the GT4 class to seven full-season manufacturers.

The Pershore-based squad won the category’s teams’ title in 2015 but only contested one round last season. Now Academy are back with a dual programme that sees its Aston Martin racing in British GT and the GT4 European Series Northern Cup.

Tom has joined the team following his successful 2017 Ginetta Junior Championship campaign.

He will be teamed with Jan Jonck, who will share driving duties for Academy Motorsport as he switches teams.The 19-year-old comes with prior knowledge of the car though having taken the win at Brands Hatch last year.

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