Aston Martin to end works Vantage sportscar team

The British company has maintained a brand new existence in the WEC’s GT branch since the initiation of the show in 2012, using its works group run by prep specialist Prodrive.

Aston Martin has scored 47 course wins at the WEC, such as four class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

When it won’t run a team, Aston has consented a multi-year deal for Prodrive to continue to manufacture and distribute the current V8 Vantage GT racer, and supply support to client groups fielding the cars from important sports car incidents.

Aston Martin chief executive Tobias Moers stated:”Vantage established it’s world champion pedigree at 2020, and in its own GTE version is a 24-hour race winner. With all the Vantage GT3 we need to present our partners and clients the very best chance possible to struggle for success against our nearest competitions in the endurance challenges GT racing has to offer you.”

Aston Martin Racing was formed in 2004 with Prodrive conducting the DBR9 from the GT1 class of sportscar racing. The team took its first Le Mans course win in 2007 and the subsequent year enlarged to field a system at the upper prototype group. After struggling to become more competitive at the LMP1 branch, Aston returned its manufacturing concentrate to GT racing as soon as the WEC premiered in 2012.

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