Aston Martin as curtain raiser to 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours

On Saturday 16th June 2012 a prestigious event will be held as curtain-raiser to the 80th Le Mans 24 Hours. One field will only consist of Aston Martin GT3 and GT4s. An open race for Group C will complete the festivities of the weekend.

After Porsche in 2010 and Ferrari in 2011, it will be the turn of Aston Martin, another emblematic make of the Le Mans 24 Hours, to come and race on the big circuit. The event in which the magnificent cars from the Abington factory will take part, will see GT3S and GT4s going head-to-head – Vantage GT4s and N24s, and the new Vantage GT3s, which will be homologated in 2012.

Free practice will be held on Wednesday and qualifying on Thursday; a 45- minute race on the Le Mans circuit on Saturday 16th June will provide a mouth-watering programme for the crowd.

Entries open this week and it will be a case of first come, first served! Participants in the British Aston Martin GT4 Challenge are assured of a place provided they enter before 9th December.

Entry enquiries to Greg Harris: gharris@astonmartinracing.com.

Furthermore to this event, Group C will be back for the opening of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A race restricted to thirty of these cars that made the glory of the great endurance classic in the 80s will be scheduled on Saturday, June 16th in the morning. The detailed programme will be announced later.