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AMR Confirms One Vantage GTE for Daytona

Dalla Lana, Turner, Lamy, Lauda to drive solo Aston Martin Vantage GTE…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Aston Martin Racing has finalized its program for the Rolex 24 at Daytona as well as the four-race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.

Team principal John Gaw confirmed to Sportscar365 Monday that the British squad will enter a single Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the GT Le Mans class for Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Darren Turner and Mathias Lauda.

Lauda, the son of three-time Formula One World Champion Niki, will be making his team debut, three years after taking part in the FIA GT1 World Championship in a Vita4One BMW Z4 GT3.

While Dalla Lana and Lamy, who finished runner-up in the FIA WEC GTE-Am standings last year, are set for the NAEC, the remainder of the lineup has yet to be finalized for the three remaining endurance rounds.

Dalla Lana, meanwhile, will return to full-season FIA WEC competition in GTE-Am as well, in one of what could be as many as five AMR entries in the globe-trotting championship this year.

Confirmation of a single factory Aston Martin raises the expected GTLM entry for Daytona to ten cars, including a one-off entry from fellow FIA WEC outfit AF Corse, which will feature reigning champions Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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