Aston Martin Lagonda and Yas Marina Circuit have penned a new agreement that will see the venue become the official ‘home’ of the brand in the Middle East, it was announced on Sunday ahead of the final race of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The partnership was signed by Aston Martin Lagonda President and group CEO Dr Andy Palmer and Yas Marina Circuit CEO Al Tareq Al Ameri.
The agreement will see Aston Martin’s newly established Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (Menat) team based at the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management.
“The region is extremely important to Aston Martin and this new partnership reflects this. I’m particularly proud that we are establishing our new regional office at Yas Marina Circuit, allowing us to continue our ongoing investment in people and the expansion of the brand in the Middle East.” said regional president Dan Palmer.
Al Ameri, for his part, said that Yas Marina Circuit is “are extremely proud to be opening our doors to Aston Martin and very much look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Additionally, the deal will see six new Aston Martin Vantage GT4S race cars added to Yas Marine Circuit’s racing fleet.
The vehicles – which will first debut in December at the Gulf 12 Hour Endurance Race – are slated for delivery in 2019.
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