Month: January 2018

Tech analysis: Aston Martin Vantage GT3

A long, long time ago, in a garage in Banbury, Oxfordshire, a group of engineers from Prodrive designed and put together Aston Martin’s second iteration of GT3 car: the Vantage GT3. Its predecessor, the DBRS9, was one of the first GT3 cars to exist, and ended up being a rather long tenured model (2007-2011). So it comes as little surprise that for a company as small and financially tumultuous as Aston Martin; the V12 Vantage would also go on to fly the brand’s flag for many years despite the GT3 game progressing at an alarming pace. Since its debut...

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A new year

On the back of a 2017 season without any outright victories when the fighting pace often was there, Black Falcon took the season opener at the Dubai Autodrome as the stage of the team’s return to power. After inheriting first place from the fallen Herberth Porsche on Friday evening, the Nürburgring stalwarts led the competition with the number 2 and 3 Mercedes-AMG GT3s until well into Saturday. 2012 and 2013 champions Khaled Al Qubaisi and Jeroen Bleekemolen, supported by co-drivers Manuel Metzger and Luca Stolz, looked set to become the first triple-winners of the emirate’s crown endurance race, when...

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