Alex Lynn Drops From Aston Martin Factory List | WEC News – Motorsports

Alex Lynn will no longer be on the Aston Martin factory list after the British manufacturer has withdrawn from the GTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship.

British driver Lynn has been racing for Aston Martin at the WEC since the 2018-19 superseason and has partnered with Maxime Martin in both campaigns for Marche’s # 97 Vantage GTE car.

Lynn and Martin won the WEC’s second visit to the spa during the long superseason. He then re-winned last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with former Ford factory driver Harry Tinknell.

But after Aston Martin announced last December It will get out of the GTE Pro categoryIt was inevitable that some drivers would not continue their relationship with the British Mark.

When Autosport contacted Lynn, he confirmed that he was “currently focusing on Mahindra and finding new opportunities for sports cars.”

Lynn was also absent from the announcement that Aston Martin announced the factory driver for the GT3 race earlier Wednesday.

2019-20 WEC GTE Pro Champions Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen, 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours Winners Darren Turner, Johnny Adams, Martin, Charlie Eastwood and Rothgan are all retained in 2021 and Aston Martin also wins the Academy Valentin Hasse-Clot and Tom Canning will be integrated into the racing program with partner teams.

Lynn, who wasn’t on the list, was held by Mahindra Racing after being replaced by Pascal Wehrlein in the last six races of the 2019-20 campaign in Berlin and will be competing in Formula E for the second time this year. intend to do something.

The 27-year-old previously competed in Formula E with Jaguar and DS Virgin Racing, competing with the latter team for the full season in 2017-18.

He has also experienced prototype racing and has competed in G-Drive for most of the 2017 WEC season and in manners for the last three rounds of the 2016 WEC campaign.

He also won the 12 Hours of Sebring at the WTR in 2017 and drove the Cadillac DPi-VR with Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor.

The 2021 WEC season will begin on April 4th at Portimao. Aston Martin maintains its presence in the series thanks to its participation in the GTE Am class, but after its end, the GTE Pro category has only two manufacturers left, Ferrari and Porsche.

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