Aston N24 GT4 Testing

7th November 2007

More GT4 Aston Martins for 2008

The general test day at Goodwood yesterday (November 6) featured more than just the brand new Aston Martin test chassis. There were four Aston Martin N24 Vantages at the track, all destined for GT4 racing next year, and only two of them have been seen before.

In the first image are the three Ecurie Bagatelle cars: the Vantages of David Brooker-Carey and David Scott have been joined by a third one, the yellow car of Tom Black. Not all of them ran yesterday, after slight problems getting below the noise level required.

David Brooker-Carey’s car – “Grace” – is seen passing the pits. All three will race in the European GT4 Championship.

Further along the paddock was another N24, the silver car belonging to Steven Byrne. He took delivery two months ago, but this one has spent that period being made road legal, and yesterday was the first time that the owner had driven it.

He emerged grinning from ear to ear, and was loving every minute behind the wheel.

Steven Byrne wouldn’t commit himself to a race programme in 2008, but it seems likely that the car will appear in the FIA GT4 Championship and/or the GT4 class of the British GT Championship. Peter Snowdon was looking forward to trying the car in the afternoon. It is looked after by none other than Colin Blower’s Hinckley-based outfit.

Snowdon is heading off to Dubai next week, to race in the last pair of races, again in a Tech 9 Porsche, of this season’s FIA GT3 Championship, with Tom Haines. It was Haines who had to miss out on racing the #3 Tech 9 car at Monza earlier in the season, after problems with his racing licence (since resolved). Peter Snowdon has been an ever-present force for Tech 9 this year, his sponsorship being provided by Byrne’s MCD Developments.

Courtesy of – 07/11/07

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