Aston Martin Valkyrie Will Race at Le Mans and IMSA in 2025
Posted on October 4, 2023
Ever since Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll took control of Aston Martin, things have broadly been on the up at the venerable British automaker, particularly in motorsport. From recruiting two-time world champion Fernando Alonso to overhauling the entire Formula 1 team and supporting a healthy GT racing program, Stroll has done his part to ensure that the company is a force on the track as well as the streets. Today’s announcement that the Aston Martin Valkyrie will compete in the World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as IMSA in 2025 places strong emphasis on that.
The brand confirmed Wednesday that it will field “at least one” Valkyrie AMR Pro in each series through its championship-winning endurance racing partner Heart of Racing. Aston’s halo car will slot into the Hypercar class in WEC and in GTP in IMSA, joining the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, and Acura.