TF Sport is set to return to the FIA World Endurance Championship GTE-Am ranks next season, having filed an entry for the 2019-20 campaign.
The British squad is aiming to compete with the second-generation Aston Martin Vantage GTE that will become available to customers in the GTE-Am class next season.
Aston Martin’s factory team ran the turbocharged V8 Vantage in the GTE-Pro division during the 2018-19 ‘Super Season’ while TF Sport operated the original naturally aspirated version.
The team already campaigns a GT3 version of the new Vantage in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, in collaboration with Oman Racing.
So far in its first term of WEC competition, TF Sport has claimed four second-place finishes as well as a pole for the most recent race at Spa.
Salih Yoluc, Charlie Eastwood and Euan Hankey claimed successive podium finishes in the series’ two visits at Spa, while Aston works driver Jonny Adam partnered Yoluc and Eastwood for their podium results at Silverstone and Fuji.
With next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans still to run, the No. 90 crew is currently third in the GTE-Am teams’ standings.
“It has always been our intention to continue in the FIA World Endurance Championship and we have worked hard behind the scenes to ensure that we remain at the highest level of GT racing,” said team principal Tom Ferrier, who hinted at a WEC return in December.
“We have high hopes that our entry will be accepted and that we can return to Silverstone in the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE.”
Further program details, including the driver lineup, will be released “in due course”, according to the team.