Testing At Donington Today (1) - Barwell DBRS9s
It was a busy day at Donington Park today, and among the cars on
track were two Barwell Motorsports Aston Martin DBRS9s.
The second one (the team’s third car) didn’t
appear until this afternoon though – straight from Prodrive.
A month ago it was the team’s second car being delivered straight
to the track (Silverstone)… at the British GT Media Day.
the first two cars have been testing in Spain, as Chris Needell
explains: “We went to Guadix at the end of March, for a week,
then we were obviously at Dijon for the FIA GT test. The cars have
gone extremely well: we’re delighted with the running that
we’ve done and very happy with the cars.
“Martin Rich is here, waiting to drive the
third car: unfortunately Piers Johnson couldn’t make it today,
so his first chance to drive the car will be at Silverstone next
This is the extra test prior to official GT3 running
Chris Needell is pleased to confirm that “we’re
not affected by any penalties: our cars, the Porsches, Lamborghinis,
Maseratis and Ferraris were very close on times at Dijon.”
With so many
cars so close on times, Needell is expecting Silverstone next weekend
to put on some “mega GT3 racing”.
All three Aston
Martins will have LifeForce backing this year.