Aston Martin is running its largest motorsport programme to date this year, as it enters the most challenging and demanding endurance races in the world with a full range of Vantage-based race cars

2014 marks 10 years of Aston Martin Racing - the luxury sports car maker's most extensive motorsport campaign in its 101-year history - and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will once again be the highlight of the calendar, as the team fields four V8 Vantage GTEs in the full season, and as many as seven cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

This campaign will be complemented by some of the toughest endurance races in the world: Nürburgring 24 Hours (N24) and Spa 24 Hours in the V12 Vantage GT3.

The success of the Vantage GT3, launched at the start of 2012, has encouraged Aston Martin to increase its factory team's focus on GT3 racing.

Now in its third year of a five-year plan to win the ADAC Nürburgring 24, the works team will once again field its Bilstein-liveried Vantage GT3.

The V12 charger will be piloted by long-standing works drivers Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke, who will be joined by five-times N24-winner Pedro Lamy.

David King, Head of Motorsport at Aston Martin, said: "We are ramping up our focus on our GT3 activities, as this enables us to compete for outright victory in some of the world's toughest endurance races, such as N24. But the WEC campaign with the V8-powered Vantage GTE will once again be the backbone of our motorsport activity in 2014."