24 Hours of Le Mans – Aston Martin Racing (LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am)

24 Hours of Le Mans – Aston Martin Racing (LMGTE Pro and LMGTE Am)

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans sees a record number of entrants on the grid. We take a look at the 43 teams behind the 62 cars in the field. Here we give you the lowdown on LMGTE AM and LMGTE Pro team Aston Martin Racing.

Team: Aston Martin Racing

Class: LMGTE Pro

Cars and Drivers:

#95 Aston Martin Vantage AMR

  • Nicki Thiim (6th participation)
  • Marco Sørensen (5th participation)
  • Darren Turner (17th participation)

#97 Aston Martin Vantage AMR 

  • Maxime Martin (2nd participation)
  • Alexander Lynn (4th participation)
  • Jonathan Adam (3rd participation)

Class: LMGTE Am

Car and Drivers:

#98 Aston Martin Vantage 

  • Paul Dalla Lana (6th participation and six wins: five in LMGTE Am and one in LMGTE Pro)
  • Pedro Lamy (19th participation and six wins: five in LMGTE Am and one in LMGTE Pro)
  • Mathias Lauda (4th participation and four wins in LMGTE Am)

Team Achievements:

A competitor in two classes, Aston Martin Racing has reached the podium many times in recent years, including winning the 2017 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMGTE Am class and the FIA Endurance LMGTE Am Teams Trophy thanks to the #98 car.

Team Goals for the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans:

For the 2018-2019 FIA WEC Super Season, Aston Martin Racing has fielded two new Aston Martin Vantage AMRs in the LMGTE Pro class. After a year developing the car, the team won both the Shanghai and Spa rounds and is currently in fourth place in the FIA Endurance GT Manufacturers Trophy. Not a contender for the title, the team is looking to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In LMGTE Am, the #98 Aston Martin is currently fifth in the FIA Endurance GTE Am Trophy with 77 points, far behind the #56 Porsche of Team Project 1, the leader in the class with 113 points. But, there is still hope. Victory at the 24 Hours carries 38 points plus one point for each car in the top 10, so Aston Martin Racing could still win, earn 39 points and pass Porsche in the classification as long as Porsche doesn't make it into the top 10 in the class.



PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES DU MANS, SUNDAY 2 JUNE 2019, TEST DAY. The #98 Aston Martin Vantage hits the track.