The warpaint for the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 that Darren Kelly and Alex Riberas will share as they tackle New Zealand’s dual endurance championships has been unveiled.
The duo will race under the current-gen Aston’s familiar The Heart of Racing colours, similar to the paint-scheme it wore earlier in the year in America’s IMSA series.
The blue and yellow Vantage also sports signage from Starship — underscoring the team’s partnership with the Starship Foundation.
“We are delighted to have the support of The Heart of Racing,” Melanie Esplin of the Starship Foundation said earlier in the month.
“And, we are thrilled that going into the season, THoR has already raised $250,000 towards our National Children’s Intensive Care Unit to support the continued delivery of world-class care for critically sick and injured children from across the country.”
The British GT3 is set to criss-cross the country, as it balances the Carters Tyre Service South Island Endurance Series and the Golden Homes North Island Endurance Series.
The former kicks off calendar with its opening event in Invercargill on September 12. The following weekend is the opening round of the North Island series, at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.
Round two and three of the South Island series follows on October 3 at Mike Pero Motorsport Park and October 17 in Timaru. Then the Aston, and others competing in both classes, will travel back north to Pukekohe on October 23–24.
The two categories then have a combined grand finale at Highlands Motorsport Park on November 6–7.