It seems Aston Martin have given some serious commitment to the ever popular historic motorsport sector, cementing their good intentions by introducing a new brand called Aston Martin Heritage Racing.
The new venture will look to unite the British marques assorted historic motorsport activities under one banner.
Masters Historic Racing
In the first of several major new initiatives, Aston Martin has joined forces with Masters Historic Racing – one of the world’s leading historic race event organisers and promotors – to become its official automotive partner. The partnership places Aston Martin and its customers at the heart of the action, through a number of core activities.
The most visible of these are the supply of Aston Martin road cars as Official Pace cars and Course cars for Masters Historic Racing. For 2019 this will see Aston Martin’s driver focused sports car – the Vantage – head each of the grids at selected MHR race weekends, leading the field around the track at speed before releasing the cars for the rolling start. Course car duties will be performed by a Rapide AMR, giving further exposure to the brand.
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Aston Martin is also title partner of the Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends Series. Run for racing cars from the more recent past, AMMEL is the premiere series for modern historic Le Mans and ALMS prototypes and GT cars from 1995-2012.
As this period encompasses Aston Martin Racing’s victories in the GT1 class with the DBR9, plus the many other successes in the LMP1, GT2 and GTE categories, the AMMEL series regularly features Aston Martin competition cars amongst the varied and colourful grids. Indeed, one of the fabulous ex-works Gulf-liveried Aston Martin DBR1-2 LMP1 cars was a regular outright winner during the 2018 season and is a firm crowd favourite.
With large grids, generous track time and exciting double-header race weekends, the AMMEL race format allows for one or two-drivers with a mandatory pit stop and a race duration of a minimum 30min and maximum 45min. Frequently afforded top billing, AMMEL treats spectators and fans to an evocative taste of top-level endurance racing featuring many of their favourite modern classic machines.
2019 Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends calendar
- Mar 29-31, Le Castellet Motors Cup weekend, Paul Ricard, France
- May 10-12, European Le Mans Series support race, Monza, Italy
- Jun 28-30, French Historic Grand Prix, Magny Cours, France
- Jul 26-28, Silverstone Classic, Silverstone, UK
- Aug 9-11, AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nürburgring, Germany
- Sep 27-29, Spa Six Hours, Spa, Belgium