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Aston Martin Designer Makes Racing Debut - Web Exclusive

The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain is a one-make series for owners of the Vantage GT4.

Aug 11, 2010

Aston Martin's Design Director, Marek Reichman, is to embark on his maiden race in a Vantage GT4 competing in the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain at Oulton Park on 21 August.

Marek, who is a keen motorsport enthusiast and regular competitor in historic club racing, will share driving duties with Aston Martin Engineering Manager, Chris Porritt; himself an experienced GT4 racer, for the 90-minute race later this month.

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The Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain is a one-make series for owners of the Vantage GT4 and the Vantage N24. The races are between 90 and 150 minutes in length with practice, qualifying and the race all on the same day.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 is a production-based race car eligible for all FIA GT4 races as well as other race series around the world. 2010 successes to date include class wins in the Dubai, Nurburgring and Spa 24 Hours, numerous class wins in the Nurburgring VLN endurance series and four wins out of six in the FIA GT4 European Cup.

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Marek Reichman joined Aston Martin as Design Director in 2005 and worked on a four-door concept car which become the Rapide. He also oversaw ongoing design of cars like the new One-77 supercar and establishing the first dedicated design studio in Aston Martin's history, which was opened in 2007.

Marek previously held design positions within Ford, BMW and Land Rover, is a graduate of Teeside University in Newcastle, England and studied Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London.

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