An Aston Martin GT3 Art Car for Street-Art Racing
Active in the GT4 European Series, the Street-Art Racing team is preparing to take things to the next level in 2022. The Belgian team has just acquired an Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3, a car which will become an Art Car with the help of Christophe de Fierlant.
To evolve while returning to our origins; this is the challenge the Street-Art Racing team has set itself for the 2022 season. While continuing its commitment to the GT4 European Series, the Belgian team will also set up a programme in the GT3 category.
“This Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 will also be a return to our roots,” explains Team Principal Albert Bloem. “We originally created Street-Art Racing with Damien Hellebuyck based on two facets: our passion for Aston Martin and our taste for art. We had several of our Vantage GT4s decorated by artists and we decided to name the team after them: “Street” for where they might be seen, with GT4s being the closest cars in the series to those you would see in traffic, and “Art” for their livery. Street-Art Racing was born.”
Albert Bloem and Damien Hellebuyck have chosen Belgian artist Christophe de Fierlant to enhance the Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3. “Not only is Christophe a rising star, as they say, but he is also a real motorsport enthusiast,” says Albert. “He is an amateur driver himself, he has driven a number of times in the VW Fun Cup, the Blancpain Endurance Series and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, and he enthusiastically agreed to provide the livery for our new car. He has been researching the history of Aston Martin and our historical partner, Jetcraft, for a few weeks now. He has started to work on it and we are all looking forward to seeing what he can do!”
For the Street-Art Racing team, twice champion in the Am Cup in the GT4 European Series, it is clear that the transition to the next category will be a challenge. “Of course a GT3 is rather more complex than a GT4 car,” admits Team Manager Damien Hellebuyck. “But our entire team is extremely motivated. For our drivers it will also be an opportunity to develop. The GT Open championship seems to be the best platform for us at the moment and we could run the GT3 in it, while at the same time running our GT4s in the GT Cup Open, which takes place in parallel. We are currently looking for a driver to complete our GT3 team and we are actively working on our 2022 programme.”
The new season promises to be an auspicious one for Street-Art Racing, especially since … “The car which will soon be arriving in our workshops is chassis 007,” smiles Damien. “We see this as a nod to the fact that we have always run our GT4s with a 7 in the race number, whether it is the #007, as this year, the #17 or the #107. Our new Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 will feel right at home in our workshops!”