31 year-old Belgian Maxime Martin is to join Aston Martin Racing for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Super Season’.
Martin started in GT racing in the Megane Trophy and Clio Cup France in 2008 and has been a BMW factory driver since 2013, finishing eighth in the 2017 DTM Championship with BMW Team RBM.
“We’ve had an eye on Maxime for several years now, so we are delighted to welcome him to Aston Martin Racing,” said Aston Martin Racing Team Principal Paul Howarth. “He is an exceptionally talented GT driver and now he is the perfect addition to our high-calibre driver line-up.”
Martin is delighted at the opportunity to join Aston Martin Racing.
“I’m extremely excited to join Aston Martin Racing for the WEC Super Season.” said Martin. “I have driven other Aston Martin Racing cars in the past and have been in contact with the team for the past few years, but I am quite honoured to take the next step with this great manufacturer.”
“It’s a new challenge for me and also a big change, but I feel this is the right moment to make this move, especially with the race debut of the new Vantage GTE. I have competed at Le Mans three times before, but to come back again next year as an official Aston Martin Racing driver is an amazing feeling. I very much hope we can look forward to a lot of success together.”
The 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship opens with the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 5.