Aston Martin Racing has unveiled its Young Driver AMR entry for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season.
The #95 V8 Vantage will sport a traditional British racing green livery in the GTE-Pro category this year.
Aston Martin factory driver Darren Turner is one of the confirmed drivers, having switched from the team’s #97 Pro entry that he drove last season.
Turner will team up with Danish GT stars Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen, who have both accepted works contracts after impressing in the 2015 WEC.
“Marco and Nicki are a very serious combination and with the addition of Darren, without any doubt one of the most competitive driver combinations in the WEC”, said Young Driver AMR boss Jan Struve. “Since Nicki joined our team, he was immediately one of the quickest GT drivers in the championship and Marco made a sensational debut in 2015, when he was one of the quickest drivers in class all season long. With a new manufacturer [Ford] joining the championship this year, the competition in the GT class will be harder than ever before and for us it was a logical choice to combine these drivers.”
“I’m really looking forward to the start of the season,” added Sørensen, who raced three WEC rounds with Thiim last year. “Aston Martin did a great job with the upgraded Vantage GTE and with new competition joining our class, it will be an exciting season. To drive with Nicki and Darren all season is great, we really push ourselves forward.”
Aston Martin Racing has already confirmed that Richie Stanaway, Johnny Adam and Fernando Rees will team up in the #97 Pro entry, while Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy will return to the #98 Am car.
The 2016 FIA WEC season will begin on March 25-26 with the official Prologue test at Circuit Paul Ricard.