Academy Motorsport have confirmed that they will be running a brace of Aston Martin Vantage GT4s in the 2018 British GT Championship.
2017 GT4 race winner, Jan Jonck, has switched to Academy to lead a Silver Cup line-up to run alongside 16-year-old Tom Wood. Wood finished fifth in 2017’s Ginetta Junior Championship standings.
The second Aston Martin will be piloted by Matt Nicoll-Jones, with a team-mate yet to be announced. Nicoll-Jones took two GT4 poles last season at Brands Hatch and Donington Park.
“We were fairly consistent throughout 2017 but couldn’t always demonstrate what the car was truly capable of until the final two rounds,” said Nicoll-Jones. “That’s laid the foundations for our expansion back up to two entries once again, and I feel like everything’s now in place to have a really good run at both titles.
“Jan [Jonck] is completely at home in the Aston, as anyone who saw his amazing performance at Brands Hatch last season will testify. Had his previous team not missed the final round there’s a very good chance he would have finished third in the GT4 standings, which would have been very impressive given it was also his first season of GT racing. He’s the perfect driver to have alongside Tom [Wood] who already knows the circuits and also demonstrated what he’s all about throughout 2017 in Ginetta Juniors.”
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