Season

British GT Academy Motorsport Driver

European GT4

2019 will see Tom make his debut in the European GT4 Championship, competing with Academy Motorsport in an Aston Martin Vantage GT4

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.

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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 2019 is a brand new model for this season, evolving from the extremely successful previous generation Vantage.

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400
BHP
170
Mph
4.0
0-60 (secs)
1170
Weight (KG)
12
Races
6
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 2019 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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