Richard Westbrook will take the wheel of the official # 98 Aston Martin Vantage in GTE-AM during the 8 Hours of Bahrain, WEC Final. Third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in GTE-Pro, the Briton will make his second race with Aston.
The appointment of Westbrook makes up for the unavailability of Darren Turner and Augusto Farfus, priority in the car. They are selected for the 12 Hours of Sebring in IMSA. Westbrook will accompany Paul Dalla Lana and Ross Gunn.
“After Le Mans, I feel like I have enough driving to feel at home in the car. Bahrain is one of my favorite circuits and I won my first race there in a GT in 2005 "responded Westbrook.
The No. 98 Aston Martin suffered its Le Mans curse once again, retiring for the sixth time in eight appearances. The disappointment prevented him from playing for the title against the No. 83 Ferrari AF Corse and the No. 90 Aston Martin TF Sport.
The crew still want to take their first win this season, for the honor. “When it became clear that neither Augusto nor Darren were available, Richard was an obvious choice, he knows the car very well. Said Paul Dalla Lana. “On our side, we've had pace and performance all season and I think we deserve a win. "
The 8 Hours of Bahrain will take place on Saturday November 14th.