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7th June 2017

Bryant Confident of a Successful Le Mans 24 Hours with AMR

Experienced GT racer Oliver Bryant is confident of a good result on his Le Mans 24 Hours return, after completing a successful test day with the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team (4 June).

The British GT Championship race winner debuted at the Circuit de la Sarthe with an impressive ninth place finish in the LMGTE-Am class last year and settled in well on his first outing in the #99 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE at the test, completing 24 laps of the 8.469 mile circuit and ending the test a promising sixth in class.

With 15 years of experience, the Buckinghamshire-based star is no stranger to endurance racing and joins a strong line-up, including Beechdean AMR team owner Andrew Howard and Aston Martin youngster Ross Gunn, which is hungry for success at the world’s greatest endurance race.

This is also the second year that the 2016 European Le Mans Series GTE champions Beechdean will compete at Le Mans, having finished seventh on their debut last year.

So far this season, the team have collected podium finishes in both of their ELMS races at Silverstone and Monza, further highlighting the potential of the upgraded 2016-spec Vantage GTE ahead of endurance classic.

Oliver Bryant: “It was a thrilling experience driving the Aston Martin at Le Mans. Having watched the Astons thunder around for so many years as a spectator it was great to finally be behind the wheel. For me, the test was about getting comfortable with this new car, so it was mission accomplished on that front. I’m now looking forward to continuing to work with Andrew, Ross and Beechdean AMR through the race week leading up to lights out on Saturday!”

Euan Shand, Lady Luck: “We’re delighted to be returning to Le Mans with Olly and Beechdean Aston Martin Racing. Such a huge global sporting event is a fantastic platform to market our brands and we hope that Lady Luck shines through in two weeks time!”

Andrew Howard: “It’s good to be back at Le Mans, the track time is vital as the track is only available a few days a year. It’s great to be working with Olly for the first time here and I’m confident that he will do a fantastic job.”

Ross Gunn: “The test proved to be very successful, as we completed all of our preparations. I look forward to the race with Olly and Andrew next week!”

The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours gets underway at 15:00 CET on Saturday 17 June, with a full programme of events available here.