Generation AMR will make its British GT Championship comeback this year under the SuperRacing banner with drivers James Holder and Matthew George.
The Aston Martin Racing Partner Team run by David Appleby Engineering returns to the series after running a Bentley Continental GT3 in 2014. This year its focus switches to the GT4 category where it will enter a 2016-spec Vantage featuring an all-new seven-speed gearbox and aerodynamics.
The Banbury-based squad is no stranger to the Vantage having campaigned it in various series and guises since 2010.
The name ‘SuperRacing’ refers to British GT rookie Holder’s connection with the clothing brand Superdry, which he co-founded and remains design director for. Meanwhile George comes into the team having coached Holder at Base Performance Simulators over the past six months.
2016 will be Holder’s first season of racing any form of car and, understandably given the highly competitive nature of British GT4, views it as very much a learning experience.
“We are extremely proud to be competing in this season’s British GT Championship,” he said. “We have a dedicated team with a winning heritage behind us who share our determination to race strongly and succeed. We expect our first season to be a steep learning curve and are using it to build a solid foundation for future class wins for the SuperRacing Team.”
Co-driver George spent his formative years karting but has since carved a niche as the Base Performance Simulators technician and coach overseeing the development of sportscar and single-seater drivers. 2016 will be his first year of GT racing.
“I am looking forward to racing alongside James in the forthcoming British GT Championship,” said George. “James and I have been working closely together for the last six months and have forged a great partnership that we look forward to developing even further on the track. I am both proud and excited to be a part of the future of the SuperRacing Team.”
Team owner David Appleby added: “It will be Holder’s first season racing so we want to make sure he learns what is required to be competitive going forward. He is a driven and focused individual, as you would expect, so I know he will push himself whilst still enjoying what a great championship British GT has become.
“James and Matthew work well together with Matthew having coached him on the Base Performance GT simulator. The GT4 Aston Martin is the perfect car for James and Matthew’s first year racing together; reliable, safe and fast.”
This season’s British GT Championship kicks off at Brands Hatch on April 16/17.