One class at Le Mans came down to an absolutely nail-biting finish: LM GTE Pro. No. 63 Corvette Racing driver Jordan Taylor was playing a successful game of keep-away from the No. 97 Aston Martin of Jonathan Adam—only, Taylor threw that lead away when he short-cut a chicane and damaged the Corvette.
The No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage had been an unstoppable force in the LM GTE Am class, leading much of the race. Unfortunately, its front right tire just plain done blow’d up, taking out the entire front right corner of the car and took it from the class lead straight into the pits.
The No. 97 Aston Martin lost a wheel in Bahrain International Circuit’s fourth turn, but did it stop driver Jonny Adam? Not really. He still somehow drove that Aston in on three wheels faster than most track day novices can drive a GT-R with all the nannies on. Dang, dude.
Just 90.004 seconds separated the top four overall cars of today’s 6 Hours of Mexico. The winning No. 1 Porsche 919 had a significant lead over the No. 7 Audi R18, but had the No. 1 car’s last-minute off-track adventure been just a hair worse, the win could have gone to any of the three other LMP1-class cars.
The 2016 World Endurance Championship regulations allow for significant aerodynamic changes, including an expanded rear diffuser and splitter, per Fox Sports. If the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE looks like it’s farting out a trumpet, that’s the point. That magic butt trumpet means that this car is even quicker for…
Many motorsport events claim to take over towns and cities, but very few actually do take over an entire city centre for a drivers parade, nor will certain other motorsport events allow the fans to get so close to the drivers en masse away from the racetrack and on the city streets without them surrounded in a thick…
Several unfortunate incidents in NASCAR recently have brought the importance of impact-absorbing barriers to light, however, it looks like the Automobile Club l’Ouest didn’t get the memo. Roald Goethe’s number 96 Aston Martin hit an unprotected concrete wall hard this morning.
James Bond has a neat Aston Martin, but he probably wishes he was James Davison. That's because James Davison drives an Aston Martin, too, but it's an Aston Martin race car. James Davison has a cooler job than you do.