Aston Martin Racing, in its iconic Stirling Green livery developed by HMG Paints, has taken victory at the 85th ‘24 Hours of Le Mans’.
In their fourth year of partnership, technical partner HMG Paints, who produced the V8 Vantage Stirling Green livery (pictured), is ecstatic for the team.
“Working with Aston Martin Racing has been an absolute pleasure over the last few years, and above all else it is fantastic to be involved in what is a fantastic atmosphere surrounding races, especially after winning this prestigious title,” said John Falder, HMG Paints Managing Director.
The 2016 V8 Vantage GTE’s new design and Stirling Green livery made its debut at The Prologue, the official WEC test session at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on the 25th of March last year, and will now be remembered as an iconic design given this year’s outstanding win at Le Mans 24 hours.
HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, utilised its extensive lab facilities, high-spec development equipment and team of experienced colour specialists to produce the colour alongside a plethora of bespoke, high performance motorsport coatings.
Speaking of the result, Andy Palmer, President and CEO Aston Martin said, “I am immensely proud of everyone who has played a part in this victory today.
“To enjoy this kind of success at the top level of endurance racing is testimony to the quality of both the team and the V8 Vantage GTE.
I am sure that the victory today will go down as one of the all-time greatest drives at this iconic race.”
Aston Martin Racing will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the ‘6 Hours of Nürburgring’ on Sunday 16 July.