British carmaker Aston Martin made a brilliant run at this year’s Hankook 24 Hours of Circuit of The Americas in Austin Texas, USA. As regard, it took home 2nd place in the SP3 class with the brand’s President and CEO Dr. Andy Palmer helping to secure it with a notable podium finish.
Prior to this momentous achievement, Palmer came prepared with a number of experiences and wins in several Aston Martin Owners Club races. These include victories in such venues as Snetterton, Brands Hatch, Rockingham, and Silverstone.
The resulting 2nd place win at the Circuit of the Americas was the culmination of that bank of experience, which was boosted with the help of his teammates John Hindhaugh (Radio Le Mans commentator), Paul Hollywood (Great British Bake Off star), and Peter Cate (2017 Nürburgring 24-Hour class winner). The 4 men took turns in piloting the Vantage GT8 racecar, with Hollywood being the last man to cross the line and clinch the silver award.