Jetstream Motorsport has embarked on a cross-Channel trip from Silverstone – the venue of the latest instalment of the 2018 British GT Championship – to France’s Loire Valley, to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans-supporting Michelin Aston Martin Racing Festival (14-16 June).
A newcomer to the British GT fraternity, Jetstream Motorsport has already made an impression, having qualified on the front row of the grid, led races and achieved a maiden podium finish in the first six rounds of the 2018 season.
The British GT Championship remains at the core of Jetstream Motorsport’s programme, but the official Aston Martin Racing Partner Team will supplement those commitments with an exciting one-off European outing in the hugely popular Aston Martin Racing Festival at Le Mans.
The 38-car entry features a wide array of iconic machinery from Aston Martin’s range; numerous examples of the brand’s most successful racing car – the V12 Vantage GT3 – will be joined by the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship-winning V8 Vantage GTE, older GT1 and GT2-spec racers, a selection of GT4 cars and a pair of awe-inspiring 7litre, V12-powered Aston Martin Vulcans.
Graham Davidson will pilot the Jetstream Motorsport-prepared Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 as part of a star-studded entry that includes former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and Sky F1™ commentator Martin Brundle, multiple Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy and ‘Bake Off’ presenter Paul Hollywood.
The 33-year old Aberdonian will also share the track with prominent faces from the Aston Martin stable, including brand CEO Andy Palmer, Prodrive Chairman David Richards and Aston Martin Racing Managing Director John Gaw, and he’s relishing the opportunity.
“To compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is at the top of every racing driver’s list, so to have an opportunity to sample Circuit de la Sarthe as part of the support bill is just incredible,” said Davidson. “It will be an honour to celebrate Aston Martin and all it has achieved on such an iconic racetrack and in front of the 250,000 spectators who make Le Mans so spectacular and the world’s biggest sporting event. I want to have some fun and soak up the whole experience, but it’s also great exposure for Jetstream Motorsport, especially as we will be up against some big names from different sporting and entertainment arenas, as well as familiar faces from Aston Martin, who have been so supportive since the start of our British GT programme.”
Two free practice sessions will be held from 10.30 and 11.55, ahead of qualifying at 15.30 on Thursday 14 June, while the 45-minute Aston Martin Racing Festival race will take place at 10.15 on Saturday 16 June, just prior to the start of the 86th 24 Hours of Le Mans.