The iconic Bilstein livery will once again return to the Nordschleife this season as the suspension specialists team up with Aston Martin Racing for 2013.
Previous years have seen the yellow and blue colours wrapped on front-running cars in the legendary ADAC Zurich 24 Hour race at the Nuburgring and looks set to be at out front as they team up with one of AMR’s strongest line-ups led by Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke alongside Allan Simonsen and Pedro Lamy.
“Aston Martin has a long relationship with the Nürburgring; the circuit has been crucial to the testing and development of all of our recent road cars and we have been competing in the 24-hour race since 2006. In fact, last year, nearly ten per cent of the Vantage-based GT4 cars we have ever built raced there in VLN” comments Aston Martin’s CEO Dr Ulrich Bez.
“Last year, too, Aston Martin Racing supported one of our partner teams, which entered a pair of V12 Vantage GT3s; we learned a lot, and now we return to take another step towards our ultimate goal of winning the race.
“Bilstein has played an important role in the success of our road cars, providing outstanding performance and quality, and their racing experience at the Nürburgring is second to none. I’m very happy that they are supporting us in our ambition to conquer one of motorsport’s biggest challenges” he added.
Aston Martin’s full Nürburgring 24 Hours campaign is expected to be announced in the coming weeks but the Bilstein-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 will be seen in action on 23 March at the 60. ADAC Westfalenfahrt four-hour race (VLN1).