Singapore based Aston Martin GT4 team Concord Dynaten Motorsports have taken the break in the GT4 schedule to update their cars in preparation for a hectic end to the inaugural GT4 Asia Cup.
The team goes into the upcoming Fuji round with one of its drivers Ryan Marsden running in second place and Simon Waters and Mark Williamson currently sharing 5th place after some early season mechanical problems.
Williamson said the team has taken the opportunity of a break in the schedule to fit new 4.7 engines to both their cars. “We lost an engine with a head gasket failure at the last round at Sepang which caused us to miss qualifying and start from the back of both races. This prompted us to invest in new engines to bring our Aston Martins up to current GT4 spec”
The team recently tested both cars at Sepang with the new engines and declared themselves happy with the progress. According to Williamson the engine upgrade will mean that they need to carry more ballast than before but he feels the improved drivability of the 4.7 will help to overcome this offset.
Team principle Nasrat Muzayyin unable to make the Fuji race because of last minute business commitments, Williamson will once again drive with fellow Australian Waters. This leaves Marsden to challenge for the lead in the series at Fuji. Muzayyin will join the team at the upcoming Korean event in October, where the series will comprise of four rounds on the brand new circuit.
Prepared by Concord Dynaten Motorsports