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Devon Modell

Career highlights

  • GT4 class runner up on the 2014 British GT Championship
  • SP3 class champion on the 2015 24H Series
  • Selected as official Aston Martin Evolution Academy driver on their young driver programme in 2015 and 2016
  • Fourth in the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Pro-Am Cup with podiums in Spa and Silverstone.

 

Devon Modell made a triumphant return to the racetrack in 2013 following a four-year sabbatical and quickly emerged as a force to be reckoned with in many of the world’s most prestigious endurance championships.

The British racer – a Geography graduate from Lancaster University – capped off the 2013 season with a victory in the Michelin Clio Cup Series’ ‘Autumn Cup’ at Rockingham Motor Speedway, before making a seamless transition to endurance racing in the 2014 24H Dubai.

Modell – a prolific Kart racer and the 2005 Stars of Tomorrow Rotax MiniMax Champion – finished runner-up in his maiden British GT foray and remained in the fight for the GT4 class title until the final throes of the 2014 season, to be selected for the prestigious Aston Martin Racing Evolution Academy.

In 2015, Modell piloted a Speedworks Motorsport Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 to the 24H Series SP3 class Drivers’ and Teams’ titles and he returned for another assault on the 24H Dubai with the same team, car and co-drivers in 2016.

Modell dovetailed his 24H Series commitments with a Blancpain Endurance Series campaign, in which he most notably achieved a podium finish in the blue-riband Total 24 Hours of Spa, and he continued to do so in 2016 as teammate to Jonny Adam and Ahmad Al Harthy in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 prepared by his local Motorbase Performance team.

For 2017 Modell’s horizons broadened into prototypes, making his Asian Le Mans Series debut at the wheel of a Eurasia Motorsport-prepared LMP3 after signing a new management contract with BAM Motorsports Group for 2017 and beyond. He has made appearances since in various championships with GT4 and GT3 spec machineries.

Modell racer piloted a WINEURASIA Ligier JS P3 in the 4 Hours of Sepang – the fourth and final event on the 2016-17 Asian LMS schedule – at the Sepang International Circuit near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur (20-22 January).

In addition, Modell joined the Blancpain GT Series Asia with Craft-Bamboo Racing, securing a podium position in just his second outing with the team at the demanding Suzuka circuit.

 

Devon’s career summary
Year Championship Class Team Position Wins Podiums Points Races Car
2013 Renault Clio Cup UK Scuderia Vittoria 12 1 0 135 15 Renault Clio RS 200
2014 Blancpain Endurance Pro-AM Black Falcon 13 0 0 24 1 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
British GT Championship GT4 TF Sport 2 2 7 190 10 Aston Martin GT4 Challenge
Renault Clio Cup UK Westbourne Motorsport 10 0 0 211 16 Renault Clio RS 200
2015 24H Silverstone SP3 Speedworks Motorsport 3 0 1 n/a 1 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Blancpain Endurance Pro-AM Eccurie Ecosse 15 0 1 23 5 BMW Z4
24H Series SP3 Speedworks Motorsport 1 0 2 n/a 5 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Bathurst 12 hours B Motorsport Services 3 0 1 n/a 1 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
Dubai 24H SP3 Speedworks Motorsport 3 0 1 n/a 1 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
24H Spa GT3 Eccurie Ecosse 3 0 1 n/a 1 Aston Martin Vantage
Selected as official ‘Aston Martin Evolution Academy Driver’ on their young driver programme, only 10 places available globally
 

 

2016 V de V Race Performance 1 Ginetta G57
Le Mans Cup – Road to Le Mans GT3 TF Sport 6 0 0 n/a 1 Aston Martin Vantage
Blancpain Endurance Pro-AM Motorbase Oman Racing 4 1 2 53 5 Aston Martin Vantage
VW Fun Cup
Dubai 24H SP3 Speedworks Motorsport 1 Aston Martin Vantage
2017 Asian Le Mans LMP3 WINEURASIA 5 0 0 n/a 1 Ligier JSP3
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East GT3 Pro FFF by ACM 5 & 3 0 1 n/a 2 Lamborghini Huracan
Blancpain GT Series Asia GT3 Craft-Bamboo Racing 0 1 2 Porsche 911 GT3 R