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October 18, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Aston Martin to Field Full GT3 Factory Team for 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Aston Martin to Field Full GT3 Factory Team for 2014

Aston Martin Racing will field a full factory Vantage V12 GT3 team next year in addition to its GTE operation.

Team Principal John Gaw said AMR’S win at Silverstone in the Blancpain Endurance Series earlier this month was the catalyst.

“That is definitely what I want to do with the team next year, to have a professional GT3 programme as well as a professional GTE programme. Blancpain was a great Series for it,” he told Racing.GT.

“The three great series in the world are United Sportscar Challenge in the US, WEC and Blancpain so we should have a factory car running in each and that is the plan.”

The immediate priority is of course Le Mans this week and Gaw is confident about AMR’s potential.

“Ultimately Ferrari and Corvette are probably everyone’s favourite. I think we have got pretty damn good shout. I think Viper will be strong … they might struggle a bit with reliability. Porsche are a little bit of an unknown.

“I think it will be a dogfight for 24 hours – you’ll see the cars nose to tail. We have got good reliability so far so that is encouraging – and we have a terrific driver line up. We have two or three strong cars in Pro and in Am I think we have got the strongest car.

“I would certainly expect a couple of podiums but lets try to get to the top step.”

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