According to media sources, the Aston Martin Valkyrie could compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2019, 2021, and 2022. We’re doing it again thanks to an Autosport report. According to the report, the Florida-based race team Heart of Racing is attempting to deepen its partnership with the English carmaker in order to include a Valkyrie in the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class.
In 2023, Heart of Racing will race eight cars in five series, seven of which will be Aston Martins. Lawrence Stroll, co-owner of Aston Martin, has frequently expressed his interest in racing, stating last year that the company will return to Le Mans “in whichever category aligns with the message we are trying to deliver.”
“Our ambition to ascend to the pinnacle of international sportscar racing is no secret,” Heart of Racing team principal Ian James told Motorsport.com. However, no official agreement is currently in place.” Gabe Newell, co-founder and CEO of game business Valve Corp., founded the team in 2020 to race Aston Martin GT cars in IMSA.
The squad won the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship’s GTD class last year and is currently second with two races remaining this year. Its WEC entry is the #98 GTE AM car, which the Heart of Racing team acquired from Northwest AMR in April of this year.