Reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Pro winners Darren Turner and Jonny Adam have been split up in a driver reshuffle at Aston Martin Racing for the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’.
Turner will be moved to the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE to race alongside 2016 WEC GTE-Pro champions Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen.
Adam, meanwhile, will be joined by new signings Alex Lynn and Maxime Martin in the No. 97 car.
The team’s sole GTE-Am entry remains with an unchanged lineup of defending class champions Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy in the previous-gen car.
The two GTE-Pro entries will be using the brand-new Vantage GTE, which has already undergone more than 10,500 miles of testing.
“The new car has been very impressive in pre-season testing and that is true testament to the whole team back in the factory who have worked synchronously with the design team at Aston Martin Lagonda and we are confident the new Vantage will be a big step on from its predecessor,” said AMR managing director John Gaw.
“We have two new drivers joining the factory driver roster for 2018 with Alex and Maxime partnering AMR stalwarts Jonny Adam, Marco Sorenson, Nicki Thiim and Darren Turner.
“These new signings reinforce our partnership and focus with FIA WEC and outline our strong intentions from the outset.”