Walkenhorst Motorsport has announced a multi-year partnership with Aston Martin Racing, which will see the German squad run the new Vantage GT3 (pictured below) in next season's Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS.
The 2018 CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa winner has switched from its long affiliation with BMW to become an official AMR outfit and will recieve extensive factory support from the British brand. Walkenhorst plans to field three cars in 2024, one of which will be an AMR-backed Pro entry.
"The close partnership with AMR gives us the certainty that we can count on technical excellence and experience in the coming years," said Walkenhorst Motorsport managing director Niclas Königbauer.
"This not only strengthens our racing performance, but also consolidates our position as a successful operational team for our partners and customers. We will certainly be well prepared for the coming season and are very much looking forward to working with AMR."
Adam Carter, the head of endurance motorsport for Aston Martin, added: "We are pleased to welcome Walkenhorst Motorsport into the AMR family. Walkenhorst is a team that has proved its pedigree and has produced outstanding results in a variety of championships. We at Aston Martin look forward to working with Walkenhorst to help achieve its ambitious and exciting plans with the Vantage GT3."
Walkenhorst Motorsport made its Fanatec GT Europe debut at the opening round of the 2017 Endurance Cup season and scored a famous Spa triumph the following year. It is the season team to commit to the new Vantage GT3 for next term following a similar announcement from Comtoyou Racing in October.
No driver details have yet been revealed for the new programme. The 2024 campaign will launch with pre-season testing at Circuit Paul Ricard on 5/6 March, followed by a three-hour Endurance Cup race at the same venue on 5–7 April.