In addition, Aston Martin Racing’s partner Gulf will be unveiling the winning design for its livery competition. To mark Aston Martin’s centenary, the global oil brand invited fans to design the Le Mans livery for the No. 97 Vantage GTE. Drivers Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D) and Peter Dumbreck (GB) chose their favorite design, which will be unveiled at scrutineering today (Monday 17 June) and will adorn the No. 97 car throughout race week.
“The 24 Hours of Le Mans is, without doubt, the greatest sports car race in the world and this will be the ninth consecutive year that we’ve taken part,” said David Richards, Aston Martin Chairman. “However, our centenary year is rather special and if we were to win on this occasion it would be the perfect way to cap a year of celebrations.”
Aston Martin Racing’s five-car campaign – its most ambitious entry to date in the endurance classic – comprises three entries in the GTE Pro class and two in the GTE Am class. Each car has a three-strong driver line-up with Jonny Adam (GB) and Richie Stanaway (NZ) acting as reserve drivers for the team for the 24-hour race, ready to step into any car should they be required.
GTE Pro cars:
No. 97 Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D) and Peter Dumbreck (GB)
No. 98 Pedro Lamy (PT), Paul Dalla Lana (CN) and Bill Auberlen (USA)
No. 99 Bruno Senna (BR), Fred Makowiecki (FR) and Rob Bell (GB)
GTE Am cars:
No. 95 Allan Simonsen (DN), Kristian Poulsen (DN) and Christoffer Nygaard (DN)
No. 96 Jamie Campbell-Walter (GB), Stuart Hall (GB) and Roald Goethe (D)