Ontime Automotive is strengthening its relationship with Aston Martin Racing as the team make their return to international GT motorsport in the FIA World Endurance Championship with a new V8-powered Vantage GTE in the GTE pro category of the eight round series.
Ontime, one of Aston Martin Racing’s key sponsors, recently attended the launch of the Vantage GTE at Donington Park, where assembled partners had a chance to see the car for the first time.
The Vantage GTE is due to make its second competitive outing during round two of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Long Beach in California on 14 April. The team will compete in the two-hour street circuit race in a bid to continue the development of its contender in preparation for the forthcoming Six Hours of Spa-Francorshamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
The 1.968-mile Long Beach street circuit is particularly challenging, with its bumpy surface and unforgiving walls which leave no margin for error. Aston Martin Racing’s second outing comes weeks after the Vantage GTE scored a WEC podium on its competitive debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Justin Brinklow, Managing Director of Ontime commented, “We know the team will be looking for another strong finish and we wish them the best of luck in securing another podium success at the Long Beach street race.
We are extremely excited about the programme and are proud to be supporting Aston Martin Racing in transporting them back to where they should be at the top of international GT racing.”
Ontime’s branding features prominently on Aston Martin Racing’s cars as well as the tractor units that Ontime supplies to transport the cars to international GT racing fixtures.