Aston Martin Brussels at Spa not only to shine again


After the very successful opening of the season at Estoril, the International GT Open will head to Spa-Francorchamps, where the grid is expected to be even richer, with a number of relevant additional entries. The first to be announced comes from Aston Martin Brussels, a team that has campaigned the series occasionally in past years, but with great success, taking one scratch win, several class wins. The last appearance, in 2015 at Spa, yielded two podium finishes.

The team led by José Farasyn has a record of bringing to the GT Open top Belgian drivers, such as Maxime Martin, Bertrand Baguette, Maxime Soulet or Enzo Ide. It will be the case this time too, as the white-and-yellow Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will be entrusted to real local heroes: triple Belgian GT Champion Tim Verbergt (41), who drove it also in 2015, and young gun Sam Dejonghe (25), who knows well the GT Sport weekends, as a former star of the European F3 Open (Cup runner-up in 2011).

At Spa, Aston Martin Brussels will also race with a humanitarian cause, supporting the action of the ONG ‘Liège aide Haïti’ (Liege helps Haiti) which raises funds to improve the catastrophic circulation conditions in the country following the 2010 earthquake.