Aston Martin wins 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aston Martin wins Le Mans
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Aston Martin has won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans winning both GT classes.

Aston Martin has just won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans recording its best ever result by winning both GT classes. The last time Aston Martin won was in 2017.

It was works drivers Alex Lynn (GB) and Maxime Martin (BEL), along with former Le Mans class-winner Harry Tincknell (GB), who had piloted the #97 Vantage GTE across the 24 hours, setting it up for the win, after a nail-biting 24-hour battle with the works team Ferraris.

Lynn, who set the fastest lap of the GTE classes at 03.10 on Sunday said: “I won’t lie, that was emotional… I had a few tears on the last lap. I have driven this exact car for the last three years and so much hard work and sweat has gone into it. It honestly feels incredible.”

Aston Martin privateer partner outfit, TF Sport secured GTE class honours becoming the first privateer team to win Le Mans with the Vantage GTE. Aston Martin also saw a team finish third in the GTE Pro Class securing a trio of podiums.

The wins were enough for Aston Martin to take the WEC Manufacturers’ title for the first time – the British manufacturer crossed the line 76 points ahead of Porsche and 97 ahead of Ferrari. And that was with one round still to go.

Tobias Moers, Aston Martin CEO, commented: “I am extremely proud of everyone who has played a part in this momentous victory today. To win both GTE classes and the WEC Manufacturer’s title is testimony to the quality of both the team, the Vantage GTE and the Vantage road car that is the basis of the race car.”

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