Next stop Spa for the WEC - but what about last time.......... Part 2/2

Next stop Spa for the WEC - but what about last time.......... Part 2/2


Todays second and final instalment of our Spa Francorchamps themed gallery from the madness that was the 2019 World Endurance Championship race, where the race went through blizzards to blazing sun and everything else in between to give an us an event that we will never forget!
























Tuesday, April 07, 2020 | Read more...
Next stop Spa for the WEC - but what about last time.......... Part 1

Next stop Spa for the WEC - but what about last time.......... Part 1


With the FIA World Endurance Championship last week confirming their heavily revised 2020 timetable to cover off the expected time off caused through the global COVID-19 pandemic, it seems only right to feature last years round from Spa Francorchamps as the subject of our latest gallery.

Having started their track proceedings under warm blue Spring time skies, the race will be quickly remembered for the arrival of the (much forecasted) snow that threw all preparatory work up into the air for all the teams as the race quickly became a race for 'survival' with the remaining cars contesting what was supposed to be another six hour race under both treacherous and picture perfect conditions around its 7km circuit before efforts were abandoned soon before its intended finish.


In GTE, the Pro class was also the first race win for the #97 crew of local man Maxime Martin and Alex Lynn whilst in Am, the #90 TF Sport car of Salih Yoluc, Charlie Eastwood and Jonny Adam went onto finish P2 after having taken the class pole in the dry of Friday.

This years event has of course been delayed from its intended end of April date to the 15th August subject to the relaxation of travel restrictions, etc.



















Fingers crossed!


Monday, April 06, 2020 | Read more...
The first signs of Spring from FIA and ACO?

The first signs of Spring from FIA and ACO?


After many weeks of continuous postponement and cancellations across all streams of motorsport, today will go down as a 'good day' as the FIA and ACO offered out the first glimpses of hope with revised schedules for their World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Le Mans Cup Series that will hopefully kick start racing back into life in Europe from mid July.

With their European Series originally due to have started their 2020 calendars this weekend from Barcelona and with the WEC last having seen action at the then revised but multi AMR podium visit to the Circuit of the America's back at the end of February, all has been quiet around the world as strict COVID-19 restrictions on people movements bit hard with the racing industry and caused (and is still causing) deep emotional trauma and despair in general life everywhere.


Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, todays announcement from the FIA and ACO at least give everyone hope and a target to aim for to see out the 2019-20 season in the WEC albeit at an immediate cost to their Hypercar, IMSA convergence plans and originally planned races closer to home in the UK.

Meetings in the UK continue to be locked down until at least the end of June.

Taking these announcements as the first green shoots of spring there are at least further 'good news' opportunities to be had as Grandstand Merchandise offer a "working from home" 20% discount across all their team apparel range - including that of Aston Martin Racing of course.


Now there is no reason not to brighten up your AMR wardrobe just in time for the resumption of WEC racing at Spa Francorchamps on August 15th.

Fingers crossed as all of the above is strictly subject to how society around the world continues to deal with this devastating pandemic!

Photo credits - AMR

Friday, April 03, 2020 | Read more...
A look back as we look forward to the resumption of racing in 2020 - Part 5

A look back as we look forward to the resumption of racing in 2020 - Part 5


Final part of our Aston Martin Racing Festival at the Le Mans 24hr 2018


















Wednesday, April 01, 2020 | Read more...