Taking on the Sonoma Raceway this past weekend, Jason Bell and GMG Racing made their Aston Martin debut during the opening round of the SRO Motorsports Group GT4 America program. Competing in two different classes, Bell was able to secure a third-place podium result in race one of the weekend and score four top-ten results between the GT4 America and GT4 SprintX programs.
“Great to finally be back in some real racing and ecstatic to get our first podium result in our first event with the Aston Martin GT4,” explained Bell. “The car is truly a dream to drive and though we are still coming to grips with some areas, we gained consistent knowledge over the race weekend which will make our program even more of a threat in the future.”
Competing in GT America Powered by AWS, Bell would pilot the white #2 GMG Racing prepared Aston Martin Vantage GT4 to a third-place podium result after qualifying in the third position on Saturday. Sunday saw the Floridian cross the stripe in fourth, earning his second top-five result of the weekend and a great start to the overall series title chase.
Running with co-driver Andrew Davis in the SprintX side of the series, the pair earned seventh and eighth place finishes throughout the two days of competition.
Bell continued, “The competition in the Pro/Am class in SprintX has really increased in 2021. With 33 drivers on the track in the combined class, sixteen of them are in the Pro/Am class making it important to get everything right, every lap.”
“We certainly had a challenging weekend with our new #2 JBR/GMG Aston Martin Vantage GT4. However, we learned a tremendous amount for our first race with the car,” explained Andrew Davis. “I’m really proud how the entire team worked together to make improvements each session. The Pirelli GT4 America SprintX series is full of competitive teams and drivers. Even though we would’ve like to challenge for a podium, we still managed to finish inside the top-ten in class despite some difficulties. Jason drove exceptionally well all weekend, it was great being back together once again. Now we will move our focus forward to continuing our progress to get back to fighting for victory at the next event!”
With the next event more than seven weeks on the horizon, Bell and Davis will shift their focus to the famed Circuit of the Americas over the April 30th to May 2nd weekend.
Jason Bell would like to thank all of his partners for their continued support. A huge thanks to GMG Racing, Aston Martin Racing and Ceramic Pro USA.