The introduction of a ‘super’ season in the WEC still leaves some fringe loose, especially in the GTE. At present, the category LMGTE-Am is limited to cars with a year old with respect to the one used by professional drivers in LMGTE-Pro, so that there arises a doubt about that will happen at the contest, a season that encompasses two calendar years 2018 and 2019. Regulation at hand, this means that the teams LMGTE-Am not able to use cars of 2018 to October 2019, when it begins the season 2019-20. This implies a delay of almost half-a-year schedule used up to now.
the Result of this situation, there are many voices that invite unification at the level of the technical categories, LMGTE-Pro and LMGTE-Am, in order to have the same cars in both classes, and therefore also use a ‘Balance of Performance’ common. Paul Dalla Lana, pilot of Aston Martin in LMGTE-Am, has been quite clear in this respect: “We have to use the same car LMGTE-Pro and use their ‘BoP’, so that we can all run the same. We should push to have as many GTE on the grill as you can and it is the best way to do it. I’m a big supporter of having a common base“.
In the case of Aston Martin, the situation becomes still more complicated because the british manufacturer has planned to release a new Aston Martin Vantage GTE developed from scratch, so that the technological leap and prestacional between the version of 2018 and the Vantage spec-2017 is still higher to be a generation old. Beechdean AMR TF Sport, or own Paul Dalla Lana, customers of Aston Martin Racing have requested that approval of this measure: “it would be ideal to return to an older generation. Most people can get new cars. is Not a difficult change, and we prefer to fight face-to-face“.