Nicholas Mee Racing: Brand New GT4 Aston Martin Completes Shakedown
The London-based Aston Martin specialist was at Goodwood to put some miles on its new Gentleman Racer Vantage GT4. In addition to the owners, the vastly experienced British driver Anthony Reid was also at the wheel of the car, just collected from Aston Martin Racing.
The Pentland Green and Silver (with orange accents, to reflect the Dutch nationality of regular drivers Karsten Le Blanc and Christiaen Van Lanschot) GT looked stunning and will be entered in a select number of UK and European races this year. Reid’s role, in addition to occasional racing duties, will be to test, set up and improve the car as the season progresses.
A regular at Le Mans and in international touring car and sportscar racing, the Scotsman has also driven at recent Goodwood Revivals and will be a standard-setter for both the Nicholas Mee Racing team and other GT4 Astons. In addition to the factory-built car you see here, the team has purchased another to be driven by well-known historic racer Tarek Mahmoud.
Le Blanc and Van Lanschot have previously raced an Aston Martin DB4 and currently campaign the famous Austin-Healey 3000 ‘DD300’.
The 4.7-litre GT4 will contest selected rounds of the Britcar series, the British GT series, the Aston Martin Owners Club Championship and, possibly, the FIA GT4 European Championship.
Classic Driver will be following the progress of the team in 2009 and will be bringing you the story of a unique ‘twin-test’ in weeks to come.
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Nicholas Mee Racing
12 Wellesley Avenue
London W6 OUP
Tel: +44 (0)208 741 8822
Fax: +44 (0)208 741 7422
Email: [email protected]
Text - Steve Wakefield
Photos - John Brooks / Nicholas Mee Racing
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