Aston Martin Racing announced at the Geneva Motorshow, that they are committed to FIA WEC for five more years.
That is a very important announcement for FIA WEC/ACO, since it brings some stability into the GTE categories, while the uncertainty surrounding works cars in LMP1 trundles on.
Aston Martin Racing is currently participating with their Vantage model, but that will drop out of their road car programme this year, and will be replaced by something else. That will be replicated in their FIA WEC programme, as the sources from within the Aston Martin Racing programme told Racing24-7.net.
AMR are the first to public-announce their continuation in the World Championship out of all the WEC teams. Ford has at least this season and two more secured, while Porsche GT and Ferrari hasn’t put any years on. Corvette is not yet a works team in the FIA WEC, but we can only hope that GM with the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to the PSA Group, has a bit more money in their hands to be able to commit to the FIA WEC series. This year we won’t even see a privateer Corvette from Larbre Competition in the FIA WEC series, but only at the Le Mans race in June – together with the two American cars from Corvette Racing themselves.