Daniel Serra and Richie Stanaway will complete Aston Martin Racing’s GTE-Pro lineup for the opening three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the British manufacturer has confirmed.
Serra, a Dunlop development driver, will join Darren Turner and Jonny Adam in the No. 97 Aston Martin Vantage V8, with Stanaway in the No. 95 entry alongside reigning GTE champions Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen.
While Stanaway is no stranger to the team, it will mark Serra’s race debut, with the Brazilian ace having completed numerous tests with the British manufacturer over the last two years.
“Having worked with the team last year in testing, it’s great to now step up and have the chance to help fight for strong results, in what is going to be a really competitive field in this year’s WEC,” Serra said.
“I’d like to thank the team for this opportunity and I cannot wait to start working with Darren and Jonny. Both are real professionals on and off the track and I hope we can bring the fight to our rivals this season.”
Stanaway added: “It’s great to be back at WEC this weekend and to be back with the team for this season.
“Obviously it’s going to be a little different driving with the Danes this year, but having worked with these guys over the past few years, we already understand each other really well.”
AMR’s GTE-Am entry returns with the unchanged driver lineup of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda, although sees a return to Dunlop after a mid-season switch to Michelins last year.