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Aston Martin Racing has emerged victorious at the 24 Hours of Le Mans after Jonny Adam took the GTE Pro lead in the final lap of the iconic endurance race.

20 Jun 2017 | International News : France


Aston Martin Racing (AMR)
has taken victory at the 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans in dramatic style, after Jonny Adam snatched the GTE Pro lead on the final lap of the iconic endurance race. Partnered by Darren Turner and Daniel Serra, the trio and their Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE performed faultlessly to ensure they remained in the hunt for victory right until the death.

With just over 45 minutes left on the clock, Jonny Adam found himself pitting at the same time as the #63 Corvette for a final fuel stop. With both cars exiting the pit lane together - and Adam in second - it was inevitable that he would have to make the pass while on track. After trading places with his rival for much of the final stint, Adam prevailed and overtook the #63 Corvette as he crossed the start/finish line on the penultimate lap.

The result comes just days after the luxury British marque unveiled its latest Vantage AMR special editions. Announced at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the brand's AMR performance brand amplifies and accentuates the sporting prowess of the British marque's road cars, by taking inspiration or direct influence from Aston Martin Racing's participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Aston Martin Racing will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 6 Hours of Nurburgring on Sunday 16th July.
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