Aston Martin Racing has shown a motorist line up because of the performs Vantage GT-3 in the next weekend’s Rolex 24 hours at Daytona Live Stream, following the withdrawal of Paul Dalla Lana.
The British marque has introduced that FIA World Endurance Championship routine Dalla Lana will be replaced by AMR motorist Andrew Watson for the IMSA WeatherTech sports-car Championship curtain-raiser.
Watson, 24, was part of this Garage 59 team’s assault around the Blancpain GT collection (now GT World Challenge Europe) Endurance Cup last year. He’ll associate Mathias Lauda, Pedro Lamy and also Ross Gunn aboard the 98 vehicle in what’s going to soon be his first IMSA race excursion.
“That is such a great opportunity for me,” remarked that the Ulsterman. “I am really grateful to Aston Martin to get the chance to carry on to demonstrate exactly that which I can really do. I know the Vantage GT-3 with hurried it.
“It’s all come on quickly but that my focus is really about preparing to guarantee that I do the very best job feasible provide a effect for the workforce. I have never hurried into the usa earlier for the occasion to be the Rolex 24 is mind blowing. We’ve got a great line up and we should be competitive.”
Dalla Lana has been forced to take away from your Aston line up later sustaining a accident within an skiiing accident, which restricted the car’s running throughout the Roar Ahead of the 24 check.
The Canadian nevertheless is set to return to actions for the next round of the WEC in Austin, Texas on February 2223 in the forefront of their Americas.
“it is a real shame not only to function as racing at the Rolex 24, a race that’s close to my own heart and particularly together with Aston Martin at which individuals have incomplete business enterprise,” said Dalla Lana.
“But that I need my old teammates Mat and Pedro luck, along with my present WEC associate Ross, also offer my many thanks to Andrew for stepping up to the plate so quickly.
“It’s a challenging race but this can be a robust crew and I really wish all of them great chance. I can not wait around to have back in the cockpit at COTA at February.”
Aston has announced A Lex Riberas as its’AMR the united states driver’. The Spaniard had already been confirmed as one of those full timers aboard the center of Racing group’s Vantage GT3 (pictured below), along side Roman de Angelis.
Team manager Ian James unites the group for its 4 Michelin stamina Cup activities, starting with Daytona, though Aston factory driver Nicki Thiim completes the Rolex 2-4 line-up.