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|Aston Martin Racing will resume its FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) GTE Pro campaign this weekend (14th/15th September), where it aims to continue its run of podium successes at the fifth round of the championship, the Six Hours of São Paulo, Brazil. The #97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE heads to Brazil fresh from the Six Hours of Silverstone, where it achieved third in the GTE Pro class, leaving Aston Martin Racing second in the overall team standings with four rounds of the championship remaining. A podium in São Paulo would be the third in succession and fourth of the season for the team, which celebrated third place at both the 24 Hours Le Mans, France, back in June and in the 12 Hours of Sebring, USA, at the start of the season in March. At the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, Interlagos, located on the outskirts of São Paulo, the Gulf-liveried car will once again be piloted by Aston Martin Racing works drivers Darren Turner (GB) and Stefan Mücke (D) who are both excited to be back at a circuit that is steeped in motor racing history. Darren Turner comments: 'I'm really looking forward to racing at Interlagos again. I've had great races here in the past and really enjoy it – its one of the great old-school circuits. The elevation changes and challenging corners make it interesting and exciting to race and there is an amazing atmosphere there – even on a quiet test day, there's something quite special in the air. We were really pleased with the car at Silverstone – it was quick and reliable – and the team performed perfectly all weekend.' Team-mate Stefan Mücke adds: 'I've only been to Interlagos once and that was two years ago with the Aston Martin DBR9 GT1, but I'm looking forward to returning - it is a great track with a lot of famously difficult corners, which I really enjoy. I was really pleased with the car at Silverstone. The pace and reliability allowed me to take part in a fantastic chase at the end of the race, which saw us catching the car in front by up to four seconds a lap. I hope we can continue this success in São Paulo and get another podium, maybe even get our first victory of the season!' Aston Martin Racing Team Principal John Gaw summarises: 'Following on from Silverstone, I'm confident that we have the pace that we need – we were the fastest in the GTE class over a race stint and the way the car enabled Stefan to chase down third place at the end of the race was incredible. However, the race leader still manages to pit one less time than the rest of us. Our plan is to push hard and use our pace to put us in the best possible position should we need to stop an extra time to refuel at the end.' The Six Hours of São Paulo begins on Thursday 13 September with two 90-minute practice sessions starting at 11.00 and 15.30 local time. Qualifying takes place on Friday 14 September between 14.00 and 14.20 and the six-hour endurance race starts at 12.00 on Saturday 15 September.|
| Aston Martin Racing Unveils Winning Le Mans Gulf LiveryLe Mans, 18 June 2013 - Aston Martin Racing and Gulf have unveiled the winner of their livery design competition.|
The design, inspired by the change in atmosphere as day gives way to night during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, was created by Jonathan Wesley from Kettering in the UK and will adorn the #97 Vantage GTE throughout race week.
Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D) and Peter Dumbreck (GB), drivers of the #97 Vantage GTE, selected Jonathan's design from the hundreds of entries rec....
|ASTON MARTIN TARGETS LE MANS SUCCESS WITH FIVE-CAR ENTRYLe Mans, 17 June 2013 - Aston Martin Racing prepares for its most ambitious assault on the 24 Hour of Le Mans as it takes five Vantage GTEs – the team's largest entry to date – to the world-famous endurance race this weekend (22-23 June).|
The 2013 event is set to live long in the memories of racing fans as Aston Martin celebrates its centenary and the 24-hour event marks its 90th anniversary.
The team returns to the Circuit de le Sarthe in a strong position as it leads the FIA World....
| AMR Qualifies Third for Six Hours of Spa-FrancorchampsSpa-Francorchamps, 4 May 2012 – Aston Martin Racing has qualified in third position for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. Factory driver Stefan Mücke (D) recorded a best time of two minutes, 20.227 seconds to set the team on course for a second successive WEC podium.|
Competing in the GTE Pro category, the #97 Vantage GTE is making its European debut at the celebrated Belgian circuit following its first two ou....
|Aston Martin Racing Proves Winning Potential At Laguna SecaHaving started from pole position, Aston Martin Racing led the fiercely competitive GT category at Laguna Seca, California, until the first refuelling stops. Competing on the third round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the team's #007 Vantage GTE had been on course for its best finish to date. However, it quickly became apparent that the time taken to refuel the Vantage GTE at pit stops – as a result of changes to ALMS fuelling restrictor regulations – would seriously harm the team's chan....|
| Triple-Podium For Aston Martin At the Nurburgring 24 HoursDuring a weekend in which the ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours proved that it's still every bit as challenging as ever, Aston Martin has successfully conducted a valuable testing exercise for its new-for-2012 V12 Vantage GT3 racing car, whilst its engineering department and customer race teams racked up three podium finishes across two classes.|
In partnership with its motorsport arm, Aston Martin Racing, and long-standing partner team, Young Driver AMR, Aston Martin entered a pair of V12 Van....
| Aston Martin Racing Targets 24 Hours of Le Mans PodiumContinuing its successful return to production-derived GT motorsport Aston Martin Racing will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans next week (16/17 June) with two Aston Martin Vantage GTEs, and it has its sights firmly set on podium finishes in both the GTE Pro and GTE Am classes.|
The lead Vantage GTE – entered into the GTE Pro category – will be piloted by works drivers Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D) and Adrian Fernandez (MX), while Aston Martin Racing's long-established partner team Young....
| Aston Martin Vantage GTE Scores Podium On LeMans DebutAston Martin Racing's new-for-2012 Vantage GTE has finished on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on its first attempt. The #97 V8-powered racer finished third in the fiercely competitive GTE Pro category having covered 332 laps – almost 3000 miles – of the celebrated 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe without any technical problems.|
David Richards, Chairman of Aston Martin, commented: 'Le Mans is always one of the most special events of the year and probably the world's greatest motor race. T....
| ASTON MARTIN WINS THE SIX HOURS OF SHANGHAIAston Martin Racing has won the final round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Six Hours of Shanghai, to finish second in the highly competitive GTE Pro championship standings. The team's maiden WEC race win tops off a superb run of six consecutive podium finishes to prove the pace and reliability of the V8-powered Vantage GTE.|
Heading into the six-hour endurance race, Aston Martin Racing was focused on retaining second position in the championship, with its sights also ....