22GT Racing is preparing for British GT return
22GT Racing returns to British GT Championship this year and has very busy preparation schedule. Following a successful opening test of their Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 at Silverstone, the team continued to see impressive results at two days tests at Monteblanco Circuit in Southern Spain.
Mixture of cool temperatures and sun proved perfect for Jon Barnes, former British GT champion, and Mark Farmer, former Caterham driver, to learn the track and the new car.
The setup changes on the secong day of the tests meant the team and drivers felt confident enough to attempt qualifying style laps, as well as full race distances and racing pit stops, including the crucial driver changeover. Team Manager Nathan Harrison said:
“I think the team and the drivers learnt a lot about the new GT3 Vantage, giving Mark more time in the driving seat, together with the good dry weather we were able to longer test runs than previously”.
An average improvement of between three and four seconds in lap time by the end of second day demonstrated how well the team, drivers and car evolved over the two days of testing. The team now feel confident and thoroughly prepared for the first race of the 2015 British GT Championship season at Oulton Park on Easter Monday.
“This test has been just what we needed following the Silverstone shakedown when we found that there were some crucial areas of car setup which needed improving, and thanks to some great work from the team, plus the fantastic weather and facility at Monteblanco we have had an extremely productive couple of days. Although there is still more to come from myself, Mark and the car, we have made some huge gains and are now feeling much more confident and comfortable as the first round of the Championship“, said Barnes after the tests.