The Aston Martin Vantage GTE makes it’s final appearance in contemporary motorsport this weekend. The highly successful GT racing car will compete in the FIA World endurance Championship (WEC) at the Bahrain International Circuit, in Sakhir.
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Since 2012 the Vantage has claimed and incredible 52 class wins and 11 world championship titles, also not forgetting 5 class victoriesd at the 24 hours of Le Mans. making it one of the most succesful cars ever. The reasoning behind the retirement comes with the new LMGT3 rulings which will be replacing the current rules, in 2024, ushering in the new Vantage GT3, this final race for the GTE is bound to bring excitment to the fans of Bahrain and those watching its final excursion, around the world.
Aston Martin’s Head of Endurance Racing, Adam Carter, said: “Aston Martin has been one of the pillars of the World Endurance Championship since the very foundation of the category, and through the GTE class, Vantage has set an exceptional standard for others to follow.
“Just as racing has always been in our brand’s DNA, enduring performance is a core value that has shone brightly through the entire GTE era where Vantage is concerned. On behalf of Aston Martin, I would like to offer our sincerest thanks to all those who have raced Vantage in the GTE era, to all of our partners who have run programmes through it or contributed to it, and to all the people who have worked so hard on the project through its life-span. We know that what comes next is an intensely exciting period in sportscar racing, both in the hypercar class and also the new LMGT3 class, and we intend to play our own role in that, but for now, let’s soak in the final flourish of a glorious category that has given back so much to Aston Martin.”
Aston Martin Vantage GTE Makes It’s Final Appearance