An evening of celebration - the official version!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017


Aston Martin Racing, its customers and partners have celebrated the most successful year in the team's history with an evening at the historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Guests were greeted by all five championship-winning cars driving into the palace before the drivers and team managers received a limited edition print created by Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, to recognise their achievements.


Aston Martin Racing has confirmed a three car line up for the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2017. Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim will drive the 95 car; Darren Turner and Jonny Adam the 97 car; while Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy will lead an assault on the Am title in the 98 car, which will be upgraded to the latest 2016 specification. For Le Mans, an extra driver will be added to both the Pro cars with the works cars joined by GTE entries from Beechdean AMR and TF Sport.

The 2017 works car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7.


Beechdean AMR will return to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) in 2017 with the aim of retaining the GTE title they won last year with a revised driver line up of Andrew Howard, Ross Gunn and Darren Turner. However, this year they will have the added competition of a TF Sport Vantage GTE driven by Salih Yoluc, Euan Hankey and Nicki Thiim. Both teams will also be running their GTEs in the Am class at Le Mans.


15 works and customer Aston Martin racing cars spent a long weekend at the Algarve Circuit in southern Portugal in February for the exclusive annual Aston Martin Racing pre-season test. Everyone was able to get three full days of running, including a night session in preparation for the season ahead.

Source material - Aston Martin Racing
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