Northwest AMR finally declare driver line up in WEC GTE Am assault

Friday, April 09, 2021

Better late than never in this current financial climate sees Aston Martin Racing finally confirm the full driver roster for Paul Dalla Lana’s return to the World Endurance with his Prodrive supported AMR Vantage GTE.

With Provisional full season entry list after entry list being released by the WEC ahead of their opening round of the season at the end of April, the #98 Aston remained one of the few cars without a full driver allocation – until today.

Farfus/Dalla Lana/Gunn ELMS 2020

Surprisingly without any of the available AMR factory allocation of drivers being utilised sees Dalla Lana again hook up with friend Augusto Farfus for a full WEC assault in the GTE Am Class having raced with him in the European Le Mans Series last season.

They in turn join forces with another name new to the AMR marque with Marcos Gomes joining his countryman (Farfus) and the Canadian businessman. With the AMR factory team also taking a back step from topflight GTE racing this season, the #98 will also now race under the Northwest AMR title.


Paul Dalla Lana said: “I’ve had great success with Aston Martin Racing over the past nine years and winning the title in 2017 in Bahrain was undoubtedly the highlight. However, I still have unfinished business at Le Mans and I believe we now have the best package of car, team and drivers to emulate 2017 and to secure our first Le Mans title.”

This car of course joins the two TF Sport entered Vantage GTE cars in the highly competitive racing area of GTE Am that this season features the largest category of all in the Championship with thirteen Am class entries due to attend.

Having already been delayed from the intended season opener at Portimao at the end of March, the WEC will formally get underway at their Prologue Test at Spa Francorchamps in two weeks’ time and ahead of the opening round at the Belgium circuit just three days later.

Whilst that is all good news – the ongoing exclusion of paying fans obviously isn’t.

Photo credits – AMR
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