Aston Martin Britcar 2015The Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage GT4 won the Britcar Dunlop 24 Hour race at Silverstone this weekend after completing 529 laps of the British Grand Prix circuit.

Further success for Aston Martin saw a total of three Vantage GT4s finish in the top 5; the Speedworks Motorsport entry finished fourth and the works #36 car come home fifth.

The latter factory entry was actually driven by Aston Martin’s CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and chief creative officer Marek Reichman, paired with racer Alice Powell and motoring journalist Andrew Frankel.

Dr. Palmer said: “It was a fabulous weekend. My main aim was to understand how a race team works as it’s so intrinsic to our brand. It was of unbelievable proportions with every season imaginable.”

The factory car was a genuine factory entry too, engineered by workers from the Aston Martin Special Projects division that normally works on cars such as the Vantage GT12 and Vulcan.

David King, director of Special Projects commented: “This is a remarkable achievement for the team that specialises not in racing but in designing and building Aston Martin road and track cars.

“They brought with them years of experience in producing world-class sportscars and leave with invaluable data and knowledge for future development.”

Powell added: “The car’s been absolutely outstanding and with three Astons in the top five, it doesn’t get much better. The guys have done an outstanding job and for the level of experience they have, they’ve done brilliantly.”

The team will be out again in less than a month, too: the next big race for Aston Martin is the Nurburgring 24 Hours, on 16-17 May.