TF Sport in pursuit of success in British GT season opener
Returning to defend our GT3 Teams’ Championship, TF Sport tee-up with the season-new Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3. Its predecessor V12-powered Vantage became British GT’s most successful GT3 model during its seven-year reign, propelling the team into an ideal position to take back-to-back titles.
The championship begins at Oulton Park this [Easter] weekend where we will again field two cars. Mark Farmer and Nicki Thiim return to us in the #2 after a well-fought season, while Graham Davidson pairs with three-time British GT Champion, Jonny Adam in the #47.
The weekend comprises of two one-hour races, where competitors must make one mandatory pitstop that conforms with the minimum pit-stop time (70s for GT3s and 105s for GT4s). The top three finishers in each class from the previous round must also serve an additional 10, 7, 5 second success penalty during their mandatory pit-stop.
“Oulton Park is my favourite track of the season in BGT, so it’s great to be back again with Mark in the beautiful blue Aston Martin. It’s a new car, a new season and it’s looking very competitive this year. Probably the most competitive BGT season ever; at least one with the biggest field. Looking forward to having a lot of fun, it’s going to be interesting and I’m looking forward to seeing all the British fans. It’s always a pleasure going out there and Oulton Park is very old school and I love it.”
Five years since our last entry, TF Sport return to GT4 this season with two AMR Vantage GT4s. In 2014 we wrapped up the year in third place; with drivers Andrew Jarman and Devon Modell finishing as runners up in the drivers’ championship.
This year we are running two cars with a quartet of AMR Academy drivers joining the team for this years’ campaign. 16-year-old Patrick Kibble and 20-year-old Josh Price sit in the #95 while 17-year-old Tom Canning lines up alongside 24-year-old Ashley Hand in the #97.
“I’m really excited to be kicking the season off this weekend, a lot of hard work has been put in by all of the team in the offseason, and in the testing that we have completed, the Aston has felt very strong, so it’s shaping up to be an exciting season for all of us involved. I feel ready for the challenge ahead and I can’t wait for action to now get underway and hopefully pick up some points at Oulton Park this."
Tom Ferrier, TF Sport Director
“Looking forward to it. GT4 is a little unknown for us in terms of competitors, I think we roughly know who’s good and who’s not, but until we get on track and it goes green and everybody is together, we won’t know for sure where we rank. We look really good for GT3, we should be at the sharp end for that. But it’s just trying to come away from Oulton with four cars in one piece with some points on the board because Oulton can be a bit of a treacherous round.”