Garage59 locks in strong Pro-Am effort

GARAGE 59 has confirmed the first piece of their Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour debut puzzle, locking in the three drivers for their Pro-Am class Aston Martin entry this year. 

The British team has confirmed Sweedish driver Alexander West to be joined by Chris Goodwin and Come Ledogar in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

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Frenchman Ledogar made his Bathurst debut in 2017, finishing fifth (with Alvaro Parente and Rob Bell) in the McLaren 650S GT3 that won the race the previous year.

He returned in 2018, joining an all-star combination that included Craig Lowndes and Shane van Gisbergen, though failed to finish.

West took to the Mountain for the first time in 2018, in the sister McLaren. Paired with Scott McLaughlin, Fraser Ross and Andrew Watson, the quartet finished 11th outright.

Experienced Brit Goodwin is Aston Martin’s chief road-car test and development driver, having spent much of his career performing the same role at McLaren before joining Aston in 2017. Heavily experienced in GT3 competition, Goodwin is yet to contest a Bathurst major.

Garage 59 are based in the East Midlands of the UK and are regulars in both the GT World Challenge and the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

The team, which evolved out of CRS Racing, was founded by racers Andrew Kirkaldy, Chris Niarchos and Chris Goodwin. It’s name plays on the history of both the McLaren and Aston Brands at the famous LeMans 24 Hours (Aston won the 1959 race, while the McLaren that won the 1995 race carried the No. 59).

The team switched from McLaren to a customer Aston program in 2019.

Garage59 has entered cars in both Pro-Am and the Silver class of this year’s race, taking to four the number of current-generation Aston Martin Vantage GT3s in the race.