AMR's 2015 jigsaw comes together

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Today, Aston Martin Racing released the final details of their 2015 aspirations for both the World Endurance Championship (including the 24Hrs of Le Mans) and the Nurburgring 24Hr.

Entering into what will be their eleventh year of competitive motor racing, Aston Martin Racing shall return to the WEC with three of its Vantage GTE's in the GTE Pro class and further two Vantage GTE's in the GTE Am class, a net rise of one car compared to last seasons entry.

An obvious deviation from the norm will be the liveries presented by each of the five AMR Vantages as partly seen above. The #95 Young Driver AMR Pro car and the #98 Am car retain a slightly revised adaptation of the classical blue and orange Gulf sponsored livery, the #99 Pro entry retains its beautiful blue and yellow Velero livery as first seen last year under the Craft Bamboo banner for at least part of the 2015 season and the #97 Pro car changes completely to a distinctive red and yellow livery from the team's Hanergy partner. It is understood the the Gulf Racing entry shall also be sporting a revised livery that won't be released until probably the WEC Prologue in a few weeks time.

The final driver placement has also now been confirmed following on from the disclosure at the private AMR test in Monteblanco that Rob Bell would be rejoining the team for Spa and Le Mans.

Final driver line up are as follows:-

#97 Pro - Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke, Rob Bell (Spa and Le Mans only)
#98 Am - Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda
#99 Pro - Alex MacDowall, Fernando Rees, Richie Stanaway
#95 Pro Young Driver AMR - Marco Sorensen, Christoffer Nygaard, Nicki Thiim
#96 Am Gulf Racing - Roald Goethe, Stuart Hall, Francesco Castellacci

Francessco Castellacci comes to the Gulf Racing squad as a highly accomplished GT driver with previous experience with Ferrari stalwarts, AF Corse amongst others and with recent experience in GT Open and Blancpain.

Francesco Castellacci

Our first opportunity to see these cars will be at the WEC prologue at the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France over the 28/29th March followed by the first round of the WEC at Silverstone two weeks later. 

Over on the other side of the sportscar spectrum Aston Martin Racing have also confirmed a two car Vantage GT3 entry into the 24Hrs at the Nurburgring starting the 16th May. Following on from the recent VLN test dates the two car squad has now been confirmed as:-

#007 Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke, Pedro Lamy
#008 Richie Stanaway, Jonny Adam, Mathias Lauda

Source material - Aston Martin Racing
Photo Credits - Aston Martin Racing

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