Aston Martin changes in Bahrain

Aston Martin Racing will make some changes to their line-up, when the FIA World Endurance Championship finale will be run in Bahrain next month.

The changes will happen in car #98 in GTE Am, where Paul Dalla and Ross Gunn will be joined by Richard Westbrook.

That is the fifth different line up in six races.

The season started out with Dalla Lana, Gunn and Darren Turner. Following the long spring break due to COVID-19, the team entered the European Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard and Spa Francorchamps, where Dalla Lana, Gunn and Mathias Lauda raced in France, while Dalla Lana, Lauda and Augusto Farfus did the Spa ELMS round.

Aston Martin Racing #98
Photo: JJ Media

For the FIA WEC race at Spa Francorchamps, plus at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it was once again Farfus alongside Dalla Lana, but with Gunn reinstated as the third driver.

But there is a date clash between the season finale in Bahrain, and the season finale in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which will run at Sebring. Farfus has been called up as third driver for the BMW Team RLL #24, so he won’t be able to race in Bahrain.

Richard Westbrook made his AMR debut at Le Mans this year, where he shared car #95 with Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen in GTE Pro. So he knows the car, and he knows the Bahrain circuit from this time in Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, where he finished on the podium twice.

The 8 Hours of Bahrain FIA WEC race will be run on 14 November 2020.

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