Three AMR GTE's confirmed amongst the mighty entry of thirty seven cars for Season 10 of the WEC

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Confirmation of their entry list received but still no news of the remaining missing link as three Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GTE’s are confirmed by the FIA for what will be Season 10 of the World Endurance Championship.

Rekindling its multi-continental race format after two years of Covid-19 related travel impact sees the two TF Sport and Northwest AMR cars confirmed within a GT class of thirteen GTE Am cars amongst a combined Hypercar/LMP2/GTE Pro and GTE Am grid of a mighty thirty-seven cars.

The #33 TF Sport prepared car of Ben Keating was the first to confirm their driver line up going into the new season as French Porsche Cup driver Florian Latorre and multiple WEC GTE Pro Champion Marco Sorensen join the Texan car dealership magnate for another stab at the GTE Am crown having come so close last season, eventually finishing in the runners up position in class.

Then we have the Canadian businessman Paul Dalla Lana returns with his own Northwest AMR labelled (but heavily Prodrive supported) race team after 2021 again slipped through his fingers. This time, he returns with the ‘big guns’ as the other half of the ‘Dane Train’ slips into the driver’s seat of the #98 car in the distinctive form of Nicki Thiim as well as being joined by the highly accredited BMW GT3 Nordschleife racer of David Pittard who joins AMR as a full season rostered driver for the first time. 

These three have already tested/raced together for the first time over at the Rolex 24 last weekend at Daytona as the tight timetable going into the opening round at Sebring in just four weeks doesn’t allow for too much testing. Unfortunately, technical issues with their Vantage GTD scuppered any class winning auditions there at an early stage to the race.

D’Station Racing complete the AMR trilogy again as team boss Satoshi Hoshino and Tomonobu Fujii return to Tom Ferrier’s team for a second year of WEC and Asian Le Mans Series action.

Their third seat aboard their #777 remains one of many TBC’s within the entry list. Whilst the team will race with Tom Gamble over in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in their AMR Vantage GT3 later this month in the ALMS, that doesn’t make for any surety as to which silver ranked driver will partner them this time in the WEC.

First action will be at the Championship’s official test (Prologue) from the Sebring International Raceway over the 12/13th March before the WEC shares centre stage with the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship again for another double header event of top class global sportscar racing with the 1000 Miles of Sebring for the WEC runners and the Mobil 12 Hours of Sebring for the IMSA runners on the weekend after.

Photo credits – Teams / Adrenal Media





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