Launched in 2006 and property of SRO Motorsports Group, the GT4 format is a proven concept earned its place in the international motorsport scene.
In 2019 the GT4 European Series will be the only international SRO-organised GT4 series to accept Silver-Silver pairings, making the GT4 European Series a perfect stepping stone towards GT3 for young and talented drivers.
Drawing upon 20 years of experience, including more than a decade with GT4 cars, SRO conducts the Balance of Performance (BoP) of the GT4 European Series in order to ensure fair championship battles for all manufacturers involved.
Increased manufacturer interest in recent years has resulted in a wide range of cars that are eligible to race in the GT4 European Series, including the brand new BMW M4 GT4, Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the Mercedes-AMG GT4. Among other GT4-spec cars are the successful Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR, McLaren 570S, Aston Martin Vantage and KTM X-BOW.
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.
This creates a hugely competitive championship, with multiple drivers competing for the championship crown.
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 2019 is a brand new model for this season, evolving from the extremely successful previous generation Vantage.
Aston Martin Racing 4.7 litre V8 engine
Weight-reduced rear silencer
FIA approved Fuel Tank
Twin plate Ceramic Clutch
Integral air jacks
Reduced weight wiring harness
Quick release bonnet and tailgate
Front spliiter + carnards
Polycarbonate side + rear windows
Adjustable carbon fibre rear wing
Increased protrusion front splitter
Carbon fibre front dive planes
Double wishbone suspension adjustable
2-way adjustable dampers + Anti-roll bars.
Race spec 6 piston monobloc calipers
Race developed ABS + Traction Control
Six-speed Manual transmission
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.