Aston Martin Racing has today unveiled its plans for the 2016 season including its latest V8 Vantage GTE challenger. The British team will field a three-car campaign in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship, two in the GTE Pro class and a single entry in GTE Am. The three entries will look to extend the brand’s 23 class wins in the WEC; more than any other manufacturer.
With a raft of new regulation changes including a greater freedom on aero development, the team has unveiled its latest 2016 V8 Vantage GTE. Boasting a fully re-designed aerodynamic package including a distinctly pronounced new rear diffuser, the team remains confident that it will be able to challenge at the sharp end of what will prove to be an extremely competitive WEC field.
New for the 2016 season, TOTAL-sponsored Aston Martin Racing will run exclusively on Dunlop rubber in the WEC.
To extract the ultimate performance from a world-class GT racer, a high-calibre squad of drivers is essential. Aston Martin Racing doesn’t disappoint for the new season and while retaining familiar faces, the team is proud to announce a rebalanced line-up in its GTE Pro entries, with all drivers fully contracted to the team for the next two seasons.
The #95 GTE Pro entry will see the Danish pair of Nicki Thiim (DN) and Marco Sørensen join AMR stalwart Darren Turner (GB) for the 2016 season. The second Pro entry of #97, will be occupied by the equally exciting trio of Richie Stanaway (NZ), Jonny Adam (GB) and Fernando Rees (BR).
In GTE Am, the #98 will return with an unchanged line-up, as Paul Dalla Lana (CA) hunts championship success alongside Pedro Lamy (P) and Mathias Lauda (A).