Silverstone Classic looms and Aston Martin Heritage Racing’s participation in the event looks set to be highly significant.
It’s now less than two months and counting before the world’s largest historic racing weekend shifts into top gear and a whole range of Aston Martin classics have been given the green light for July 26-28.
AMHR Festival Series Race
Front and centre is the AMHR Festival Series race. Created as a home for Aston Martin Racing’s back-catalogue of GT racers, this exclusive grid encompasses everything from the iconic Le Mans-winning GT1 DRB9 first raced in 2005 to the equally successful first generation V8 Vantage GTE, which rounds-out its top-flight racing career at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
With the DBRS9, Vantage GT2, V12 Vantage GT3 and pre-2018 Vantage GT4 also eligible to race – plus a varied Invitation class for ‘specials‘ – such as the Aston Martin Vulcan – and selected Aston Martin competition cars that pre-date the AMR era, it promises to be the best-looking (and sounding!) race of the Silverstone Classic weekend.
Aston Martin Vantage Safety Cars
Further limelight will be stolen by a pair of specially prepared Aston Martin Vantage Safety Cars, which will be on-duty throughout the race weekend as part of Aston Martin’s official automotive partnership with Silverstone Classic. Leading every grid around the track at speed prior to a dramatic rolling start, the Safety Cars then remain poised for deployment by Race Control in the event of an on-track incident. In addition to the Vantage Safety Cars, a pair of Rapide AMRs will be serving as Course Cars, shuttling circuit officials around the circuit between races.
The full AMHR experience isn’t restricted to competitors, with truly exceptional hospitality available for all Aston Martin enthusiasts. At Silverstone, the exclusive AMHR suite is situated in the spectacular ‘Wing’ building in the International paddock. Directly overlooking the pit lane and start-finish straight, this relaxed, comfortable space provides guests and Festival Series competitors with a sanctuary in the heart of the action. With fabulous food, drink and entertainment served throughout the day it’s the perfect way to enjoy one of the highlights of the historic racing season.
Full details of AMHR’s Silverstone Classic Driver Packages, plus full-weekend and individual day Hospitality Packages can be found here.