Aston Martin to field 3 teams in Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

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Aston Martin is looking to enjoy a strong opening for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with three partner teams donning the wings of the luxury British sports car brand. According to Aston Martin, the race will feature four competitive Vantage GT3 lineups spread across both classes of IMSA’s revamped GTD division, and each will include works Aston Martin Racing drivers in crews capable of challenging for victory.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many cars from Aston Martin's racing partners will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona this weekend?

    There will be three Vantage GT3s competing in the 24-hour endurance event.
  • Which teams will be part of the event?

    Competing will be Aston Martin partner teams Heart of Racing, NorthWest AMR, and Magnus Racing.
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    Two Aston Martin Vantage GT3s will come as the reigning IMSA Sprint Cup GT champion, the Heart of Racing. One of the GT3 cars will compete in the new top GTD Pro class for homologated GT3-specification cars while the other will run in the regular GTD class.

    The GTD Pro entry will be driven by Sprint Cup champion and AMR works driver Ross Gunn and Alex Riberas. They will be joined by 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE Pro winner Maxime Martin. The regular GTD entry will be driven by Darren Turner, Ian James, Roman De Angelis, and Tom Gamble.

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    NorthWest AMR, on the other hand, will enter one Vantage GT3 to be driven by Dalla Lana, Nicki Thiim, David Pittard, and Charlie Eastwood.

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    Meanwhile, Magnus Racing will enter one Vantage GT3 to be manned by John Potter, Andy Lally, Spencer Pumpelly, and Jonny Adam.

    “This is Aston Martin’s strongest representation ever for the Rolex 24, and coming off the back of a season with multiple class wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, it is a clear signal of intent ahead of an exciting season for Aston Martin Racing and the Vantage, in all its variants,” said Aston Martin Racing Managing Director John Gaw.

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    Likewise, Aston Martin looks to storm the 4-Hour Michelin Pilot Challenge opener with four teams.

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