Beechdean AMR driver Ross Gunn is set to step back from his ELMS GTE seat with the team for next weekend’s 4 Hours of Portmião, as the team trials new driver Immanuel Vinke in his place. DSC understands that Silver-graded Vinke is a candidate for a seat with the team in 2018.
“Beechdean intends to run multiple cars next year, in multiple championships,” Beechdean AMR boss Andrew Howard told DSC. “We have a track record for nurturing young talent and this is an opportunity to try someone new.
“We have a good relationship with all our past and present drivers.”
German Vinke, who has experience racing in the Blancpain GT Series with Team Zakspeed in the Endurance Cup, the GT4 European Series and Lotus Cup UK, will also be making his ELMS debut when he travels to Portugal with the team.
At Algarve, the 22-year-old will race alongside Howard and AMR factory driver Darren Turner in the team’s #99 Vantage GTE. Beechdean AMR currently sits fifth in the GTE standings heading into the finale.
The entry list for the ELMS finale at Autódromo Internacional do Algarve can be found HERE >>>