The class LMGTE-Pro is still one of the greatest assets WEC in 2017. The battle that kept Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford, ‘Balance of Performance’ by, is one of the strong points of each race. However, it is inevitable to look to next season and more when it comes loaded with new features. However, Aston Martin will take a new GTE in 2018, while BMW Motorsport will land in the WEC with a BMW M8 GTE promises to break new ground. All this can come in addition to watered by a change of format with a race classification that more visibility on the factory equipment.
The dispute of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring has given a lot of play in the class LMGTE-Pro beyond the victory of the Ferrari 488 GTE #51, especially of face to the season 2018. In fact, David Richards was once again confirmed that Aston Martin will take a new GTE next year, just as it did on Radio Le Mans at the end of the past 24 Hours. In this regard, and according to the deadlines that can handle Prodrive and Aston Martin, it is understood that the first Aston Martin GTE specifications 2018 is already under construction in the team’s base in Gaydon.
For its part, BMW Motorsport has made its first great step forward in LMGTE-Pro. BMW MTEK has completed the first shakedown of the vehicle AWG with which they will compete in 2018. By the time this is not the expected BMW M8 GTE, but mule tests on the M6 GT3. The computer does not take long to transfer your design to the new platform, battle a lot longer than the GTE current. This first test has taken place in Lausitzring. To the couple, it is rumored that a third car GTE can arise at the end of this year to compete in the WEC from 2019.