Aston Martin to run two Valkyries in WEC following rule change
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Aston Martin to run two Valkyries in WEC following rule change

The British manufacturer is well-prepared to enter two Valkyries in all WEC rounds next year

Aston Martin will enter two of its Valkyrie hypercars in the World Endurance Championship next year, and has thrown its bid in to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As well as competing in Le Mans next year, the British manufacturer has said it intends to contest every round of the WEC calendar, as well as run a programme in IMSA’s GTP class.

Originally Aston Martin planned to only enter one Valkyrie, but a regulation change announced by the FIA enforcing that all teams must run at least two cars from 2025 has changed that.

Development of the car is already well underway, with testing having already taken place at Silverstone and Portimao.

Aston Martin’s head of endurance motorsport, Adam Carter, said the manufacturer is looking forward to racing in WEC’s top class, with rigorous preparation going on to ensure they can be competitive.

“We are very proud of our association with this wonderful event, and with that in mind, it’s very clear that we are committed to WEC’s hypercar concept and bringing our famous Wings back to the very forefront of international sportscar racing, including at the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” he said.

“In 2025, with our works team the Heart of Racing, we intend to put two Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-LMH hypercars on the grid, to compete alongside a fantastic array of the world’s best sportscar manufacturers, and we are doing all we can to ensure that we can fight at the front of that space.

“The Valkyrie AMR-LMH programme is on schedule with a significant amount of development taking place behind the scenes and ahead of the car’s track debut later this summer.

“We then anticipate an intensive period of testing to put miles on the car and learn all we can ahead of its planned homologation in the autumn.”

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