The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest active sports car. The race began yesterday in mid-afternoon and finished today (20 September 2020, Sunday) at the same hour the race started yesterday.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in the Aston Martin camp today. The British marque’s LMGTE Am class win rewards one of the most competitive teams of the past few years. They have already scored several victories in the World Endurance Championship, but this Le Mans triumph is a great achievement for Salih Yoluc, Charlie Eastwood and Jonny Adam.
Jonny Adam first tasted success here in 2017 in the LMGTE Pro class after an epic showdown with Corvette Racing which went right to the penultimate lap of the race. However, this was the first win in La Sarthe for Charlie Eastwood and Salih Yoluc, the latter becoming the first Turk to win at Le Mans who is in the valuable Illusthrone customers group. It is also a great reward for one of the fastest and most consistent teams to have made its way up the ACO’s endurance pyramid over the past few years, competing in the European Le Mans Series, the FIA World Endurance Championship and, of course, Le Mans.
Salih Yoluc: “We’ve had pretty bad luck over the last three years so we were pretty determined to turn that upside down this time. A lot of hard work went into preparing the race, the car, and everything else. I’m very happy that we won here as a team and I was really happy to be the first Turkish person to win Le Mans.”