Aston Martin to enter two Valkyrie LMH hypercars in the 2025 WEC season

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Aston Martin has announced that it will enter two Valkyrie LMH hypercars in the 2025 FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans, more than 65 years on from last taking victory in the iconic endurance race.

Hot on the heels of last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin has confirmed its intention to enter the 2025 race as well as the World Endurance Championship next season.

Alongside works team Heart of Racing, Aston Martin will enter two Valkyrie AMR-LMH hypercars in the 2025 FIA World Endurance Championship and the world-famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, as the British sportscar brand bids to win the race outright for the first time since 1959.

The entry into the Hypercar class will also ensure Aston Martin will have a presence in all aspects of endurance racing; competing at all levels of sportscar and GT racing (from Hypercar to GT4) as well as in Formula One from 2025 – making it the only brand to do so.

"You can trace the roots of Aston Martin's endurance racing back to the earliest days of the brand," said Adam Carter, Aston Martin Head of Endurance Motorsport.

"Indeed we first raced at Le Mans more than 95 years ago – something no other road-going hypercar manufacturer can say. We are very proud of our association with this wonderful event, and with that in mind, it's very clear that we are committed to WEC's hypercar concept and bringing our famous Wings back to the very forefront of international sportscar racing, including at the 24 Hours of Le Mans."

Development of the Valkyrie AMR-LMH is already well advanced, with recent on-track evaluation of integral systems having taken place at Aston Martin’s Silverstone testing facility and the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

Aston Martin with Heart of Racing also plans an IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Programme for the Valkyrie AMR-LMH, to run the US-based endurance series' GTP class. This will be run out of Heart of Racing's Phoenix HQ in North America.

"With this new direction of the WEC ruleset we have had to bring forward our plans to run multiple cars in the WEC Hypercar class. This has obviously condensed our build-up process, but we are very excited about the prospect of having two cars in the field," added Heart of Racing Team Principal Ian James.

"We will be proud to be a part of this class, which has seen a meteoric rise in the past couple of years, and offers amazing racing and fan interaction. The challenge ahead is immense, and we are looking forward to the journey."