Aston Martin renews technical partnership with Total

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Aston Martin has agreed to extend its technical partnership agreement with Total. Originally signed in May 2016, in two years of working together the OEM has won the GTE Pro 2016 and GTE AM 2017 drivers’ title, and achieved victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017 in the GTE Pro class.

Delivering expertise through a trackside engineer and oil analysis laboratory at each World Endurance Championship race event, Total will work solely with Aston Martin in the FIA WEC.

The new deal will also see Total further integrate with the development of Aston Martin’s new Vantage GTE. The car will compete in the World Endurance Championship 2018-2019 Super Season, which kicks off with the 2018 WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and culminates in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“Total Quartz engine oil played a decisive role in Aston Martin Racing’s success, improving the performances and reliability of our FIA WEC race results,” said Simon Sproule, vice president at Aston Martin Lagonda.

“We’re very pleased to see the partnership extended to our coupes and roadsters and our aftermarket services, so that Aston Martin customers continue to benefit from the technical advances we make on the track with our partner Total.”

“We’re very pleased to renew our partnership with Aston Martin. We have worked together over the last two years to successfully meet the challenges of participating in one of the most demanding FIA World Championships, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” added Mathieu Soulas, vice president at Total Lubricants.

“Today, we continue to put our expertise and R&D know-how to work to supply lubricants and fuel perfectly suited to Aston Martin engines.”

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