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Aston Martin commits to WEC for 5 more years

Aston Martin chose the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to launch AMR – an exciting new brand that brings a new dimension of race-inspired dynamism and performance to the marque, and which is further proof of the relevance and crossover of technology between the WEC and its manufacturers. 

Reflecting Aston Martin’s racing pedigree, AMR takes technology and inspiration from motorsport to amplify the sporting prowess present across the model range. With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, AMR takes Aston Martin’s road cars to new and exciting extremes. 
Aston Martin Racing also took the opportunity to announce that it has committed to the FIA World Endurance Championship for a further five years.
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Porsche GT reveals driver pairings 

The Porsche GT Team has announced its driver pairings for its challenge on the FIA World Endurance Championship for GTE Drivers and Manufacturers. The German team’s all-new-for-2017 Porsche 911 RSR was recently launched after a year of development, and the driver line up features some well-known names. 
No.91 - 2015 WEC Champion Richard Lietz (Austria) and Frédéric Makowiecki (France). This car will have red Porsche lettering on a black windscreen banner and on the rear wing as well as red wing mirrors. 
No.92 - Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France). In contrast to the sister car, this 911 RSR features a white background on the windscreen and the rear wing as well as white wing mirrors.

Oliver Jarvis joins Jackie Chan DC Racing

The driver line up for the two JOTA Sport-run Jackie Chan DC Racing entries in LMP2 has been announced in China, with ex Audi Sport star Oliver Jarvis being among the names. 
At the wheel of the No.37 ORECA 07 Gibson will be David Cheng, the DC in the team name, Alex Brundle – one of the standout talents in LMP2 in recent years – and experienced Frenchman Tristan Gommendy who finished second in class in the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. 
In the No.38 sister entry, FIA WEC race winner and extremely experienced Briton Oliver Jarvis joins the team to anchor the line up alongside the well-practiced Ho-Pin Tung and former World Karting Champion and European Le Mans Series /Asian Le Mans Series competitor, Thomas Laurent. The 18-year-old Frenchman will be making his debut in the WEC at the opening round of the 2017 season, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, on 16 April
All stories on the 2017 season are available online on the official FIAWEC website at www.fiawec.com

Who is Michel Vaillant?

When Rebellion Racing first revealed that their LMP2 entries in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship would be under the name Vaillante Rebellion, there was much celebration and anticipation…but predominantly from French and Belgian fans. 
The name of Michel Vaillant and his Vaillante racing team may be known to some outside the Francophone region, but in France he is something of a national hero! So, who is Michel Vaillant? 
To learn more about the man, the myth and the Vaillante Rebellion CLICK HERE

Refuel with the Le Mans Spirit Club

There are many different ways to enjoy the FIA World Endurance Championship races, but for team VIP guests and sponsors the perfect answer is the WEC’s own Le Mans Spirit Club. 
 The top quality, specially-tailored, VIP hospitality offered to guests brings them to the heart of the action, situated right above the pit lane where they can see all the action as it happens, including being on the grid with the drivers and teams before the start of the most exciting endurance action in the world. 
In 2016 more than 2400 guests around the world enjoyed the friendly welcome and ambiance of the Le Mans Spirit Club. As well as premium food and beverages, there are interactive entertainments, relaxing massages, shuttle tours around the circuit, free wifi and gifts…something for everyone in fact. If you want to know more check out the details on our site HERE 

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