Aston Martin drops factory WEC program for 2021

Aston Martin Racing has confirmed the British marque will switch its strategic focus of its Vantage GT motorsport program to concentrate on customer operations from 2021 onwards.

In its nine years and seven seasons in the FIA WEC, Aston Martin has recorded 47 class wins and 103 podiums, nine class championships and four 24 Hours of Le Mans class victories. And there could yet be more for Vantage with Aston Martin hopeful that it will retain a WEC presence through a partner team in 2021 and beyond.

The shift in strategy for Aston Martin’s endurance program comes as a new and revised agreement with Prodrive has been concluded for the Banbury-based organization to continue exclusively manufacturing and distributing the current generation of front-engine GT race cars in a multi-year deal for Aston Martin Racing.