Festival Series

Building upon the huge success enjoyed by the triennial Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival events held as a support race for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the Festival concept has been developed into an annual AMHR Festival Series.

Driven by the desire to create a ‘home’ in which owners of eligible modern era competition, special series and other historically significant Aston Martins can race regularly, the AMHR Festival Series comprises two race events in 2019, expanding to three race weekends per-season in 2020 and 2021.

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A celebration of Aston Martin’s 21st century competition success, The AMHR Festival Series is conceived to encompass the majority of Aston Martin Racing’s back catalogue.

All GT1, GT2, GT3, GT4 and GTE cars are eligible, with the exception of the Lola-Aston LMP1 prototypes and the latest generation Vantage GTE, GT3 and GT4 cars.

In addition there is an Invitation class for special series cars such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, and for other unusual Aston Martin race cars such as the Vantage GT8 that raced in the Nürburgring ‘N24’. The Invitation class also encompasses older cars such as the legendary Nimrod, EMKA and AMR1 sports prototypes from the Group C era. Other historically significant cars will be considered at the discretion of AMHR.

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Open to one or two drivers per-car, the Festival race format remains flexible to take advantage of opportunities to run double-header races where possible, and allow the series to evolve over time. A pit stop is mandatory, and a handicapping system will be applied to create a fair level of competition between keen amateur, elite professional and former professional racers. A strict code of respectful driving will be encouraged and enforced, with AMR factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner Darren Turner advising on series regulations and driving standards.

Run under the newly created Aston Martin Heritage Racing banner, for 2019 the AMHR Festival Series visits the iconic Grand Prix circuit of Spa, with the first race at the Spa Six Hours weekend in late September.

With a two further iconic venues to be announced later this year and the promise of double-header and longer format races, in 2021 AMHR Festival Series competitors can look forward to three more action-packed race weekends. The Festival Series’ objective is to provide owners of modern classic Aston Martin competition cars with a ‘Road to Le Mans’ and the chance to fulfil the dream of racers and enthusiasts everywhere.

While racing is at its heart, the AMHR Festival Series it is not just about the on-track action. Each Festival weekend will also be a social occasion and a highlight of the AMHR year. Aston Martin will invite celebrity drivers to take part, plus a variety of current and former AMR factory drivers, and relaxed hospitality of the highest quality will be provided for competitors and their guests. Selected friends of Aston Martin will also be in attendance and there will be an exclusive party on the Friday or Saturday evening to make every Festival Series event an unforgettable occasion.

Read our Sporting Regulations

A celebration of Aston Martin’s 21st century competition success, The AMHR Festival Series is conceived to encompass the majority of Aston Martin Racing’s back catalogue.

All GT1, GT2, GT3, GT4 and GTE cars are eligible, with the exception of the Lola-Aston LMP1 prototypes and the latest generation Vantage GTE, GT3 and GT4 cars.

In addition there is an Invitation class for special series cars such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, and for other unusual Aston Martin race cars such as the Vantage GT8 that raced in the Nürburgring ‘N24’. The Invitation class also encompasses older cars such as the legendary Nimrod, EMKA and AMR1 sports prototypes from the Group C era. Other historically significant cars will be considered at the discretion of AMHR.

Building upon the huge success enjoyed by the triennial Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival events held as a support race for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the Festival concept has been developed into an annual AMHR Festival Series.

Driven by the desire to create a ‘home’ in which owners of eligible modern era competition, special series and other historically significant Aston Martins can race regularly, the AMHR Festival Series comprises two race events in 2019, expanding to three race weekends per-season in 2020 and 2021.

Open to one or two drivers per-car, the Festival race format remains flexible to take advantage of opportunities to run double-header races where possible, and allow the series to evolve over time. A pit stop is mandatory, and a handicapping system will be applied to create a fair level of competition between keen amateur, elite professional and former professional racers. A strict code of respectful driving will be encouraged and enforced, with AMR factory driver and three-time Le Mans winner Darren Turner advising on series regulations and driving standards.

Run under the newly created Aston Martin Heritage Racing banner, for 2019 the AMHR Festival Series visits the iconic Grand Prix circuit of Spa, with the first race at the Spa Six Hours weekend in late September.

With a two further iconic venues to be announced later this year and the promise of double-header and longer format races, in 2021 AMHR Festival Series competitors can look forward to three more action-packed race weekends. The Festival Series’ objective is to provide owners of modern classic Aston Martin competition cars with a ‘Road to Le Mans’ and the chance to fulfil the dream of racers and enthusiasts everywhere.

While racing is at its heart, the AMHR Festival Series it is not just about the on-track action. Each Festival weekend will also be a social occasion and a highlight of the AMHR year. Aston Martin will invite celebrity drivers to take part, plus a variety of current and former AMR factory drivers, and relaxed hospitality of the highest quality will be provided for competitors and their guests. Selected friends of Aston Martin will also be in attendance and there will be an exclusive party on the Friday or Saturday evening to make every Festival Series event an unforgettable occasion.

Read our Sporting Regulations

2019 CALENDAR

Festival Series
27-29 September

Spa Six Hours

Location: Stavelot, Belgium

Join Aston Martin Heritage Racing at Spa Six Hours. Attending as a competitor, you’ll be part of a spectacular array of on-track action and will enjoy a weekend of hospitality and entertainment.

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