Aston Martin Gets Good Grand-Am Start With Patrick Dempsey

Aston Martin’s Vantage enjoyed its Grand-Am debut at the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) series, which was held at the Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Two cars were entered, and the one shared by Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy and Aston Martin chief engineer Chris Porritt managed to go up the field from 24th to 14th.
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In the end the car finished 32nd, while the other car drive Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster showed encouraging potential, qualified in third position and even leading the race for a short period of time.

“It was a tremendous pleasure to be in an Aston Martin at Daytona. The Vantage GT4 handles and brakes really well and was awesome in the wet conditions at the start. Chris Porritt was a great partner – it would be nice if Aston Martin could bring him back for another Grand-Am race so we could complete our unfinished business from today,” Having completed the demanding Grand-Am race, Dempsey said.
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