2014 GT4 Challenge

The GT4 Challenge is made up of gentleman drivers who race head-to-head in Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4s with 445 bhp engines, paddle-shift transmissions and the aero kit. The cars are powerful and easy to drive with a 50:50 weight balance and driver aids such as race developed ABS and traction control.

New for 2014

• Support race at British GT, one of the world leading national GT series
• Works team support with Parts Truck and Engineers
• Michelin announced as technical partner and tyre supplier
• Garage tours and activities during race day
• Full season entrant tyre bonus

There are many opportunities to become part of the Challenge from entering your own V8 Vantage GT4, running an arrive & drive programme with an established race team or by completing the Aston Martin Racing Driver Training Programme to gain your racing licence and compete in your first event.


About the series

The GT4 Challenge has a compact schedule with optional testing available at most circuits the day before the race. Events follow an endurance format with two drivers sharing a car. Races include mandatory pit stops for drivers to swap and teams to change tyres and refuel. Qualifying is followed by a variety of race lengths from 60 minutes to 100 minutes.

Driver Training Packages

Aston Martin Racing offer a unique programme, which trains complete novices to become racing drivers. The initial assessment takes place at a private test facility followed by training in a specially developed GT race car simulator.

Once the basic skills have been mastered the next step is to drive an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 at a UK race circuit with expert tuition from an Aston Martin Racing instructor. You are then coached to pass the ARDS test to gain a National B race licence. The last stage of the programme is to take part in an Aston Martin GT4 Challenge test day and race.

Read more about our Driver Training

Arrive & Drive

The GT4 Challenge Arrive & Drive packages make it easy for you to go racing. All you need to do is bring your helmet, racewear and racing licence. Packages include tuition and data analysis with an Aston Martin Racing driving instructor based on the following options:

Prospect Test: 1 hour test session. £850 per person + vat
Full Test: 3 hour test session. £4,000 per person + vat

Race Weekend

• 3 hour test session, race day with qualifying and race
• 2 team catering hospitality passes with breakfast and lunch
• £9,000 + vat per person in a 2 driver car including race entry fees

Running Your Own V8 Vantage GT4

If you own a V8 Vantage GT4, teams offer a service to run the car for you on event or manage your car completely to include transport, servicing and storage. Costs for this service can include a full service or simply running the car for you on event.

Teams can also offer garage space if you require an awning on event.

Team Hospitality

All entrants receive four passes to team hospitality for breakfast and lunch.

VIP Hospitality Package

Hosted by Aston Martin Racing and available at £150 + VAT per day including:

• Access to the circuit and dedicated VIP parking
• Access to the paddock and hospitality lounge
• Champagne* breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea
• Refreshments throughout the day including beer and wine
• Complimentary events programme*

Garage Tours

Guests will have tours of British GT* and GT4 Challenge garages, talk with teams and drivers, sit in the V12 Vantage GT3* and V8 Vantage GT4 race cars.

Supercar Display*

At British GT rounds, there is a dedicated display of luxury cars, classic cars and supercars. The display is the perfect opportunity to admire some of the finest production cars available alongside their racing equivalents.

* Available at British GT rounds only

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the 2014 GT4 Challenge includes:

• Entry to the race/s for one car with two drivers
• Tyre bonus: Full season entrants get 2 complimentary tyres per 2 sets purchased
• 4 x Team Hospitality passes for Breakfast and Lunch
• 8 x Personnel passes for access to the circuit
• 4 x Car passes
• AMR customer support parts truck
• AMR shared engineering support
• Trophy presentation at every round
• Entry into the Aston Martin Racing Global Challenge
• Invitation to end of season awards ceremony
• Photography at each event supplied royalty free for all competitors
• Factory tour of Aston Martin Racing for competitors guests and sponsors

Full season entry fee:

• £12,500 + vat

Alternatively, you can enter on a per race basis.

If you are running a full arrive and drive programme at £9,000 + vat per driver per race, this fee includes race entry fees.

2014 RACE CALENDAR

• 19 Apr - Oulton Park
• 3-4 May - Rockingham
• 31 May - Silverstone GP
• 28 Jun - Brands Hatch Indy
• 13-14 Sep - Donington Park
• 19 Oct - Zandvoort

Enquiries

Andrew Williamson
+44 (0) 1295 273 355
awilliamson@astonmartinracing.com