Today it was announced that Aston Martin will not only increase support for the Prodrive team in the WEC, but will be involved in the championship for at least another five years.
Two of the crew, presented by Aston Martin Racing in the WEC, will be fully funded by the British manufacturer.
Press Secretary at Aston Martin said AUTOSPORT.com “We extended the agreement with Prodrive for five years, which will change the financial and management performance of the program. Now we provide full financial support to the two Aston Martin GTE Pro”.
AMR previously financed their racing programme, with the support of commercial partners and sponsors together with Aston Martin.
Increased support is associated with the Aston Martin triumph from Niki Tiime and Marco Sorensen as well as with the presentation of the first two road cars to AMR at the Geneva motor show this week.
For Pro AMR Vantage and Rapide AMR will be followed by updated versions of all subsequent Aston Martin, named after the racing team.
AMR boss John Gow added that the new five-year contract also covers client program cars in GT3 and GT4.
“We are very pleased that Aston Martin chose us as Motorsport partner, said GOU. We want soon to compete with competitors in terms of expanded resources.”
In the five-year contract also will replace all existing Vantage GTE. New road car in Aston Martin to appear in the WEC already in 2018. Official confirmation about this from the Aston has not been, and also remains unknown, will remain the same whether the name.
Champions TIIM and Sorensen together with Darren Turner and Jonny Adam will perform in two crews AMR.
Richie Stanaway and test pilot of the supplier of tyres for AMR Dunlop Daniel Serra will represent the third crew on the first two stages at Silverstone and Spa, as well as the famous daily marathon at Le Mans.
In the GTE AM class AMR will be linked to the crew of Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda and Paul dalla Lana on a client basis.
Prodrive began its collaboration with Aston Martin in 2005, and in 2007-2008 that brought AMR to victory in the GT1 class at Le Mans.
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