Aston Martin Racing partner teams to race Vantage GT3 in Abu Dhabi

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Three of Aston Martin Racing’s most valued partner teams will be given the chance to race the new Vantage GT3 for the first time when they participate in the Gulf 12 Hours event at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on December 15.

Oman Racing with TF Sport will challenge in the Pro class, having finished third overall in the event in 2015, and second in the Pro/Am class last year. The team features two works drivers: Darren Turner and Jonny Adam.

TF Sport, which campaigns an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE in the FIA World Endurance Championship, has already confirmed it will race the new Vantage GT3 in the UK next year.

Alongside TF Sport in the Pro class will be R-Motorsport, which will run with regular drivers Jake Dennis and Marvin Kirchhöfer. A third driver is yet to be confirmed.

In the Pro-Am class Beechdean AMR is making its race debut, running a Vantage GT3 for Andrew Howard, Humaid al Masaood, Chris Dyson and works driver Ross Gunn.

TF Sport team principal Tom Ferrier said, “It’s an honor to be among the first customers to race the new Aston Martin Vantage GT3, a car for which we have high hopes.

“We’ve already committed to racing it in the British GT Championship in 2019 and we’re excited to find out what the car is capable of in competitive conditions in the Gulf 12 Hours.”

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