Aston Martin Wins Le Mans

 

TGR Staff

Aston Martin has won the 88th 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston's first win since 2017, winning both GT classes and with three crews standing on the podium. The result means that Aston Martin scored enough points to secure the FIA World Endurance Championship manufacturers’ title even with one round still remaining.

Drivers Alex Lynn, Maxime Martin, and Harry Tincknell took home victor in the #97 Vantage GTE fending off 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.”

TF Sport’s Vantage GTE took class-winning honors in GTE Am piloted by Jonny Adam, Charlie Eastwood, and Salih Yoluç giving the team the lead in the WEC GTE Am drivers’ title going into the season finale at Bahrain International Circuit. The British outfit is the first privateer team to win Le Mans with the Vantage GTE. Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen, and Richard Westbrook are also in the running for the WEC pro-class drivers’ title, leading team-mates Lynn and Martin by just 15 points after taking third place in the GTE Pro class.

The trio of podiums at the double-point-scoring event was 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.

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.

Tobias Moers, Aston Martin CEO 

The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans GT winners completed 346 laps of the 13.8km track. While Lynn set the fastest lap time of the GTE competitors – 3:50.321 – Thiim drove for 10:02.35 of the 24-hour race, more than any other Aston Martin Racing driver.

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