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WEC: Aston Martin reveals five car line-up

Aston Martin has revealed its five car team and driver line-up for the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship
Aston Martin has announced its five car campaign in the FIA World Endurance Championship, which sees 2015 mark the largest racing programme launched to date by the manufacturer.

The British factory team is set to enter its 11th year of competition in sportscar racing with three Vantage GTEs in the GTE-Pro class and two additional entries in the GTE-Am class. Aston Martin is aiming to add to its 19 race wins and three championship titles in the series and claim the coveted GT manufacturers' title.

Aston Martin has also confirmed its driver line-up for 2015. In the GT-Pro class Marco Sorensen, Christoffer Nygaard and Nicki Thiim will race the number 95 car; while Alex MacDowall, Fernando Rees and Richie Stanaway will compete in the number 99 car, both for the full WEC campaign.

Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Rob Bell will compete in the number 97 car in the GT-Pro class but are only entered for the six hours of Spa race and 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In the GT-Am class Francesco Castellaccia, Ronald Goethe and Stuart Hall are set to compete the number 96 car and will be joined by Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathais Lauda who race the number 98 car. Both are set for full WEC seasons.

Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer feels his team is improving year-on-year and are fully prepared to compete at the sharp end of the grid for race victories in 2015.

“Announcing our largest racing programme to date ten years to the day after Aston Martin Racing's debut win at Sebring 12 Hours clearly shows how the team has progressed,” Palmer said.

“Our multiple wins last year underlines our ability to perform at the highest level and, as we look forward to the 2015 season, we're anticipating another exciting and highly competitive year of exhilarating GT racing in the WEC, as well as at Le Mans.”

The team's 2015 campaign commences at the prologue, the official WEC test session, at Circuit Paul Ricard on the 28-29th March, with the first round of the championship at Silverstone on the 12th April.

“The WEC continues to go from strength to strength and, for any driver, to be involved in an FIA World Championship is always exciting,” Darren Turner said. “I'm back with my team-mate Stefan [Mucke] for another year and really looking forward to getting stuck in and taking the fight to our competitors.

“I think we have a strong chance this year; everyone has worked very hard over the winter and we are all focused on winning the championship.”

Tagged as: Aston Martin , Le Mans , WEC

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