An Aston Martin Valkyrie at Le Mans maybe?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In between the bubbly and small talk at last night's unveiling of the new Aston Martin Vantage road car and GTE, we broached the subject of the Aston Martin Racing Festival that will once again act as a support race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2018.

Last run in 2015, that 45 minute race was unfortunately red flagged after an early incident involving a GT4 car left the barrier at Tertre Rouge seriously damaged just ahead of the start of the 24Hour race itself.

This year we understand that the 38 car grid of three years ago is expected to be matched or even beaten as scores of teams and owners already enquiring about the 2018 event.

Last night we learned that the provisional entry includes the delights of TWO Lola P1's, a number of DB9's and DBRS9's, several Aston Martin Vulcans and the usual Vantage GTE, GT3's and GT4's.

The news even went that bit further to include the potential of having the new Valkyrie hyper-car run at the head of the pack on the warm up lap!!!

Having already made some enquiries we understand that possible entries are coming in from the RoFGO Collection, The Racer Group, 22GT and from BeechdeanAMR.

Photo credits - Aston Martin / Max Earey 
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