Back with a Bang: Aston Martin’s New Dream Team
It’s an exciting time for car enthusiasts and racing fans across the UK, as Aston Martin Racing pulls the wraps off its stellar driver roster for the 2024 season. The line-up is nothing short of spectacular, featuring a mix of returning champions and fresh faces, all ready to take the ultra-luxury sportscar brand to new heights in the world of GT racing.
Leading the pack are familiar names – the Danish dynamo duo Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim. They’re not just any drivers; they’re multiple world champions who’ve tasted victory at the highest levels, including the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Sørensen, with his 2022 win and recent triumphs, is all set to continue his journey with Aston Martin, a brand he considers family after eight years. Thiim, entering his 12th season with Aston Martin, shares similar sentiments, eager to add more wins to his already impressive tally.
New Arrivals Making Waves
The 2024 roster also introduces some exciting new talents. Mattia Drudi, the Italian GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup champion, brings his exceptional skills and proven track record from Audi to Aston Martin.
Joining him is Portuguese ace Henrique Chaves, another 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner, who’s thrilled to represent Aston Martin on the world stage. The British contingent strengthens with David Pittard, fresh from his Nürburgring 24 Hours victory, who is eager to make his mark as a full works driver.
The Return of the Champions
But it’s not just about the new faces. Returning to the fold are some of Aston Martin Racing’s most successful drivers. Ross Gunn, a name synonymous with victory in the IMSA GTD Pro class, is ready to lead the charge in America.
Jonny Adam, a four-time British GT champion and Le Mans winner, is back for his 14th season, aiming to add more laurels to his already illustrious career. Valentin Hasse Clot, the Michelin Le Mans Cup champion, is also set to step up his game in the European Le Mans Series.
A Legend Continues
Completing this formidable line-up is none other than Darren Turner. A name that resonates with endurance racing glory, Turner is embarking on his 20th season with Aston Martin Racing. His journey, rich with achievements, adds a touch of legend to the team.
Adam Carter, Aston Martin’s Head of Endurance, couldn’t hide his excitement about the new era dawning for Aston Martin in endurance racing. With new developments in their Vantage GT3 and GT4 platforms and the upcoming Valkyrie Hypercar programme, Carter believes this mix of pace, experience, and proven championship pedigree is just what Aston Martin needs to stay ahead in the fiercely competitive world of GT racing.
The Drivers’ Take
Each driver shares a unique connection with Aston Martin, and their words reflect this bond. From Sørensen’s excitement about being in his career’s prime to Thiim’s anticipation for more championship battles, each driver is gearing up for a thrilling 2024 season.
Turner’s reflection on his 20-year journey with Aston Martin adds a touch of nostalgia and excitement for what’s to come.
A Season of High Hopes
As we look towards the 2024 racing season, one thing is clear: Aston Martin Racing isn’t just about fast cars; it’s about a family of champions driven by passion, history, and a relentless pursuit of victory. With such a formidable team, the upcoming season promises to be nothing short of exhilarating. Racing enthusiasts, start your engines – the Aston Martin saga continues!