Aston Martin has deferred plans to run the Valkyrie in the World Endurance Championship, and in this manner, the following year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, referring to a choice to give IMSA models passage into the WEC from the 2021/22 season.
Aston manager Andy Palmer said his organization’s “desire to vie for the general triumph in the 24 Hours of Le Mans stays undiminished, yet it is just right that we reconsider our situation considering a noteworthy change in the scene that was not foreseen when we submitted a year ago”.
“We entered Aston Martin Valkyrie in WEC and at Le Mans with the understanding that we would rival comparative hardware and similarly invested producers. The circumstance has changed and it bodes well for us to stop and reexamine our choices.”
The Valkyrie was to contend in the WEC’s new top-level ‘Hypercar’ or ‘LMH’ class and in this manner make its presentation at the 2020/21 season-opener at Silverstone in September. Presently that Aston Martin has pulled back, Toyota is the main OEM joined to race in the LMH class this coming season, which requires every maker to fabricate 20 street going renditions of its race vehicle more than two years.