Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
WEC Alpine A424 presentation

Aston GT squad TF Sport to make Corvette switch for 2024 WEC

British sportscar outfit TF Sport will end its long association with Aston Martin and switch brands to run Corvette’s new Z06 GT3.R in next year’s World Endurance Championship.

Corvette Z06 GT3.R

Tom Ferrier’s squad has run Aston machinery since its first season of competition in the 2014 British GT championship, winning its first GT3 title in 2016 before sweeping both the GT3 and GT4 categories in 2019.

TF has been a WEC mainstay in GTE Am since the 2018-19 season, taking its first Le Mans victory in 2020 and claiming the class championship last season.

Its move to forge a new partnership with the General Motors brand comes as the WEC drops the GTE Am class in favour of LMGT3 for next season.

The team plans to run two examples of the new-for-2024 Z06 GT3.R, which replaces the C8.R that won at Le Mans earlier this month with the Pratt & Miller-run works Corvette Racing outfit.

Announcing the news, Ferrier expressed his gratitude to Aston Martin before explaining that "the time is right for a new challenge in the WEC".

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent such an iconic brand on the world stage," said Ferrier.

"Corvette Racing has an immense history at Le Mans and we will be looking to continue that run of success."

#25 Ort By TF Aston Martin Vantage AMR: Ahmad Al Harthy, Michael Dinan, Charlie Eastwood

#25 Ort By TF Aston Martin Vantage AMR: Ahmad Al Harthy, Michael Dinan, Charlie Eastwood

Photo by: Eric Le Galliot

Drivers for the programme have yet to be announced, but it can be anticipated that Corvette factory drivers will be part of the lineup.

Z06 GT3.R programme manager Christie Bagne said TF Sport "showcase the elements we were looking for in a team" to partner with.

"We look forward to working with Tom and his team to make the Z06 GT3.R a success in the WEC and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2024 and beyond,” she said.

After its double points victory at Le Mans, Corvette Racing drivers Nicky Catsburg, Nico Varrone and Ben Keating lead the GTE Am standings by 74 points over TF trio Charlie Eastwood, Michael Dinan and Ahmad al Harthy.

Ferrier added: "We still have a job to do in this year’s WEC, now lying second in the championship, and will give it our all to finish on a high."

Be part of the Autosport community

Join the conversation
Previous article Glickenhaus line-up finalised in revised Monza WEC entry list
Next article D'station hopeful of securing WEC LMGT3 slot with Aston Martin

Top Comments

There are no comments at the moment. Would you like to write one?

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe