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.

Since then, 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 Thursday.”

This is the extra test prior to official GT3 running next Friday.

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.


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