The crew was solely fashioned in 2019 however has already achieved appreciable success throughout its quick existence, rapidly establishing itself as a Ginetta Junior frontrunner.
It ran a driver to the highest three of the standings in every of its first two campaigns, earlier than powering Aston Millar to this yr’s crown and winning last weekend’s Winter Collection with Josh Rowledge.
The squad’s bosses evaluated plenty of totally different routes for the crew’s subsequent step, together with a transfer into single-seaters, however selected GTs as an Aston Martin companion crew with the Vantage GT4.
Just one GT4 Aston repeatedly raced within the collection this yr, regardless of it being a confirmed winner after the TF Sport squad claimed the category crown with Jamie Caroline and Dan Vaughan in one of many machines in 2020.
“We’ve been pondering for some time about what to do,” R Racing boss Jamie Ross informed Autosport.
“It appeared a disgrace to construct up good relationships with the youngsters over two years after which allow them to go once they flip 17.
“Single-seaters is a busy market for the time being and the price range is huge – I feel it’s simpler to promote the GT route.
Aston Martin GT4
“We weighed up all of the producers and the most effective all-round one is the one we’ve gone with.
“Being related to a model like Aston Martin is kind of cool for us and Aston Martin is admittedly supportive.”
Josh Miller, who completed eighth on this yr’s Ginetta Junior standings with R Racing, is the primary driver confirmed for the Aston programme.
He acknowledges that it’s a massive step up however believes he’s prepared for the problem.
“I really feel you end up studying extra whenever you take a giant step up and throw your self in on the deep finish,” Miller informed Autosport.
“My goal is to show myself amongst extra skilled drivers. It’s a really aggressive grid however I need to be within the combine and struggle for podiums.
“Being 16, folks scoff at you a bit bit however I need to show to everybody that I’m prepared for it.”
Miller is because of get his first expertise behind the wheel of a GT4 Aston later this month.