A record number of Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s and V8 Vantage GT4s will contest the world’s top GT championships and events this year and – with podiums in Dubai 24 Hours, Bathurst 12 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours already recorded – the season has started strongly for the brand’s customer teams around the world.
At the British GT Championship media day, Aston Martin Racing’s Team Principal John Gaw stood in a paddock boasting seven Vantage GT3s and six Vantage GT4s and explained why he believes this year is set to be the most successful yet:
“We have grown our customer base over the last few years and we have a record number racing in 2015, but our main aim was to attract a high caliber of teams. We believe that we have done this and this reflects in the results we are achieving already this year.”
In order to support its customer teams, Aston Martin Racing has launched the new-for-2015 Evolution Academy, a training program for drivers aged 16-25 who all race Aston Martins.
All the cars being campaigned by Aston Martin Racing’s customer teams are derived from the sports car maker’s road-going Vantage range. Today’s Vantage line-up – comprising four distinct models using one of two advanced engines; V8 Vantage, V8 Vantage S and V12 Vantage S – represents a clear and strong link between road car and race car.
“The Vantage GT3 is well-suited to most tracks and is designed to be easy to drive and the Vantage GT4 is unrivalled as an entry-level GT car.This is testament to our team of engineers, who understand what is required from each machine.”
Source: Aston Martin