Aston Martin Racing took victory in the GTE class in the 2020 24 Hours of LeMans on Sunday.
Former Williams reserve driver Alex Lynn who competed in the FIA Formula E this year with Mahindra Racing took victory in the No.97 Vantage GTE and speaking following the action he said:
“I won’t lie that was emotional. I had a few tears on the last lap. I have dricen this exact car for the last three years and so much hard work and sweat has gone into it.
Belgian Maxime Martin commented saying:
It’s awesome to win Le Mans for Aston Martin. It was a difficult race – the Ferrari was strong and it was tough for more than 22 hours. To win Le Mans is something special. We had two years where we struggled here so to learn, improve, come back so prepared and win… it feels emotional. Alex did an amazing job, Harry was incredible on his first outing in the car and the team was faultless.
Harry Tincknell said he had to pinch himself saying:
“I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this team and experience. It’s fantastic to be a winner in an Aston Martin at Le Mans. The history that the brand has here and the emotion of the British fans, who couldn’t be with us but are still watching at home… it’s really something special. I have to pinch myself that I’m going to be a small part of Aston Martin’s history forever.”
Aston Martin Vice President Chief Special Operations Officer and President of Aston Martin Racing, David King commented saying:
The team have worked so hard with the new Vantage for three years now to make it a Le Mans and a world championship winner against the toughest of competitor teams. I am so proud to see the Aston Martin Vantage beat such illustrious rivals on the track in the ultimate test of man and machine. I’m only sorry that so many of our brand partners, customers and fans who usually join us here in France were unable to do so this year, but we felt the support and really appreciate all the messages and the good will.
The win was enough for Aston Martin to secure the Manufacturers championship by 76 points from Porsche and 97 ahead of Ferrari who suffered technical issues throughout the race.
speaking about the result this weekend, Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers commented saying:
I am extremely proud of everyone who has played a part in this momentous victory today. To win both GTE classes and the WEC Manufacturer’s title is testimony to the quality of both the team, the Vantage GTE and the Vantage road car that is the basis of the race car.