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How Aston Martin Racing scaled new heights in the Prodrive era

The 2021 World Endurance Championship kicks off at Spa this weekend, but for the first time since its 2012 inception there will be no works Aston Martins in the GTE-Pro class. As its new era in Formula 1 begins, Aston leaves behind a legacy of success courtesy of its Prodrive-run factory programme that was a hit from the word go in 2005

One page of A4 paper. That’s all the original deal between Aston Martin and Prodrive stretched to back in 2004. It hardly seemed the stuff of a successful and enduring partnership, but that’s what it has turned out to be.

Six class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hours and nine World Endurance Championship titles are among those successes, and that’s not to mention the 323 racing Astons built over the past 17 and a bit years. 

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