Beechdean Aston Martin Racing have been announced today by the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) as competitors for the 84th running of the famous Le Mans 24 hour race to be held 15th – 19th June. The team will make their GTE Le Mans 24 hour debut in the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE.
The Le Mans 24 hour race, held on Circuit De La Sarthe is the crème de la crème of sportscar endurance racing. Since its first running in 1923, it remains the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race and has been held annually near the town of Le Mans, France. It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and is often called the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. Every year, the Le Mans 24 hour race see’s well over 250,000 fans spectating trackside and millions of TV viewers from around the globe.
This is a big achievement in Beechdean AMR’s history as not only does it now give the team a rare but very clear driver pathway from a GT4 national class to a GTE international class, it also enables the team to fight against well renowned manufacture brands such as Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette–Chevrolet on the world stage of the Le Mans 24 Hour race.
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