Aston Martin Racing Unveil Strong WEC Line-Up

by Vince Pettit

Aston Martin Racing head in to the 2013 season with one goal in mind, to win at Le Mans and in the WEC to add to the centenary celebrations for the marque.

An ambitious driver line-up has been unveiled for the four-car entry in to the WEC lead by AMR regulars Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke who will be joined by Peter Dumbreck for the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Six Hours of Spa-Franchorchamps.

The second GTE Pro car has an impressive coup of 2012 Formula One driver Bruno Senna joined by Fréderic Makowiecki along with Robert Bell for Le Mans and Spa.

In the GTE Am class Aston Martin provide three Danes a chance to show their worth as Allan Simonsen, Christoffer Nygard and Kristian Poulsen join forces again following their 2012 Le Mans efforts ended in an engine misfire putting the #99 car out of the race.

Roald Goethe and Stuart Hall team up once again after a strong outing at the Six Hours of Silverstone last year and will be joined by FIA GT Championship-winning driver Jamie Campbell-Walter.

In addition to the WEC program Turner, Mücke and Senna will compete in the 12 Hours of Sebring on 16th March in the 2013 Vantage GTE.

David Richards, Chairman of Aston Martin, comments: “There is a real sense of anticipation in the Aston Martin Racing team this year and a belief that it is once again our time to return to the top step of the podium at Le Mans. It would be a fitting way for Aston Martin, which has such a rich heritage in motorsport and particularly at Le Mans, to cap its centenary year.”

“Our aim is to win at Le Mans and in the WEC and we are particularly pleased to welcome such a professional driver line-up to Aston Martin Racing for this centenary year.” Added Managing Director John Gaw.

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