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Aston Martin to make manufacturing unit supported Nurburgring 24H return

Works drivers Nicki Thiim, Marco Sorensen and Maxime Martin will share a TF-run Aston Martin Vantage GT3 within the Nurburgring-Nordschleife enduro on 28-29 Could along with monitor file holder David Pittard, who’s racing for the factory-run NorthWest AMR squad within the 2022 World Endurance Championship.

The marketing campaign within the high SP9 class, which can incorporate three warm-up races, would be the first time the Vantage GT3 has competed in 24-hour occasion and comes 4 years after Aston claimed its finest end result within the occasion with a V12 Vantage GT3 shared by Thiim, Sorensen, Martin and Darren Turner.

Aston Martin Racing is increasing its partnership with the British TF squad run by Tom Ferrier, which has an extended historical past with the British producer.

It completed runner-up within the WEC GTE Am standings within the 2019-20 and 2021 seasons with the Vantage GTE and in addition has notched up successes within the GT3 area with Aston, together with successful the 2016 British GT Championship title.

Huw Tasker, head of AMR associate racing, mentioned: “Each time an Aston Martin has competed within the high class of the Nurburgring 24 Hours it has confirmed to be a aggressive drive, and this time round we have now a world class GT3 contender within the Vantage, confirmed winners in TF Sport operating the automotive and a squad of champions driving it.

“That is arguably the very best probability but for Vantage to safe a maiden podium on this planet’s hardest GT race and thus set up it as a superb alternative for potential companions seeking to succeed on the Nordschleife in future.”

AMR Vantage GT3

AMR Vantage GT3

Aston’s 2022 Nurburgring marketing campaign follows a one-off by the full-factory AMR squad ultimately yr’s penultimate spherical of the NLS (Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie), which yielded victory for Thiim and Martin.

TF will start its maiden Nurburgring marketing campaign at this Saturday’s second occasion on the 2022 NLS schedule after which compete in one other of the four-hour races on 23 April.

The workforce may also contest the qualifying occasion for the 24 Hours, which is made up of two three-hour races, on 7-Eight Could.

Thiim, Sorensen and Pittard will share the TF Aston this weekend, with Martin changing Thiim for the automotive’s second NLS look later this month.

Two extra Aston manufacturing unit drivers, Charlie Eastwood and Valentin Hasse-Clot, will step in for the qualifying races in Could as a result of the common drivers are unavailable.

Thiim, Sorensen and Pittard will all be racing within the WEC at Spa that weekend.

The TF Aston will race on Michelin tyres for its Nurburgring marketing campaign.

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