It's hard to think of Aston Martin without thinking of their incredible racing heritage. The Aston Martin DBR1 which won Le Mans in 1959 is a perfect example of their successful racing history, along with racing Aston Martin models over the years appearing in the iconic British Racing Green colour which we associate Aston Martin racing with.
Established in 2004, Aston Martin Racing announced its return to motorsport. It is looked after by motorsport engineering company Prodrive, who have a renowned reputation when it comes to motorsport success. This relationship was therefore always going to produce something special.
Aston Martin Racing has built and compete a number of hardcore racing cars, including specific Aston Martin Le Mans cars. The racing cars have included the Vantage GT4, Vantage GT3 and Vantage GTE. Since 2004, Aston Martin Racing has entered and won many races, yet the ultimate race is always the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours.
On June 18th 2017 the latest Vantage GTE won the prestigious 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans LMGTE Pro Class, snatching victory on the very last lap, after driver Jonny Adam overtook the lead car - a Corvette Z63. Darren Turner and Daniel Serra were the other two drivers of the Aston Martin Racing team at Le Man, who all performed perfectly to bring yet more success to Aston Martin Racing, after the team won Le Mans in 2007, 2008 and 2014.
The victory only strengthens the integrity and image of just how successful Aston Martin Racing has become, and only makes their race cars for the road - such as the GT8 and GT12 even more desirable!
Congratulations Aston Martin racing! Can they repeat the success in 2018?