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Aston Martin to make full-factory GT3 entry in NLS

Will probably be the primary time that the second-generation Vantage GT3 has raced on the Nordschleife because the formal debut of the automotive in what was then often called the VLN in October 2018.

The looks additionally marks the primary time that the Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing squad has run a automotive with an all-professional line-up since the end of the British manufacturers’ involvement in the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship on the finish of the 2019-20 season.

Aston Martin defined that it’s making the entry within the SP9 class on the penultimate spherical of the NLS (the Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie) on 25 September so as “to show the automotive’s potential on the Nordschleife now that it has three years of growth and 7 championship titles underneath its belt”.

It added that “the race will even serve to help the sequence organisers in formulating a Stability of Efficiency measurement for the automotive forward of any potential NLS or Nurburgring 24 Hours entries in 2022”.

AMR president David King mentioned: “Regardless of our varied successes on the Nurburgring, for one purpose or one other, Aston Martin has by no means had a sustained presence within the high class of the NLS.

“The time is ripe for a change now that we have now a world class GT3 contender within the Vantage, so we shall be going there this weekend with the intent to point out what the automotive is able to to potential prospects and companions, and naturally to attempt to notch up one other win for the Vantage GT3.”

The assertion from Aston Martin asserting the entry added that “curiosity within the Vantage GT3 as a possible NLS contender continues to swell each with present companions and new potential prospects”.

The brand new-build chassis to be raced by Thiim and Martin on Saturday will run in a revised manufacturing facility livery.

Aston Martin additionally selected to showcase the V8-powered Vantage GT3 at this yr’s Spa 24 Hours in partnership with the Storage 59 buyer staff.

#95 Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3: Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen, Ross Gunn

#95 Storage 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3: Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen, Ross Gunn

Picture by: SRO

It positioned a automotive and manufacturing facility drivers Thiim, Marco Sorensen and Ross Gunn with the British staff, which took third place total behind Ferrari and Audi.

Thiim and Martin have raced collectively on the ‘Ring prior to now: they have been a part of the crew that notched up Aston’s greatest end result within the 24 Hours, a fourth place in 2018 with the V12-engined predecessor of the present automotive.

Martin additionally took fourth place along with Darren Turner on the complete race debut of the latest-generation Vantage GT3 on the Nordschleife three years in the past.

That adopted an look by the automotive within the one-make Aston Martin Pageant race in help of the Le Mans 24 Hours in June 2018.

Ross Gunn received the 45-minute occasion on the highway, however wasn’t formally labeled as a result of the automotive was racing on an invitational foundation.

Martin mentioned: “It’s clearly improved lots since we final raced the automotive there on its debut three years in the past, and even then we knew it had huge potential.

“Will probably be nice enjoyable to race alongside Nicki, and we shall be working very arduous to take advantage of this chance.”

Thiim added: “It’s all the time an honour to race for Aston Martin, and I feel everyone is aware of that I completely love the Nurburgring, so we’re going to go arduous to show the Vantage is a automotive that may be aggressive within the NLS.”

AMR has continued to discipline a automotive within the GTE Am class of the WEC in 2021 for long-time buyer Paul Dalla Lana.

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