It's race week! Northwest AMR replaced by Heart of Racing entry
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It's race week! Northwest AMR replaced by Heart of Racing entry

Round three of the FIA ​​WEC – TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps – will take place at the legendary Belgian race circuit later this week (27 – 29 April).

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A change in the entry list sees the Heart of Racing, the reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD team, makes its WEC debut as legendary LMGTE Am driver Paul Dalla Lana has called time on his endurance racing career.

Heart of Racing joins two of Aston Martin's other regular partner teams on the WEC grid – ORT by TF Sport and D'station Racing – but is only able to do so by taking over the entry from NorthWest AMR, owned by Dalla Lana.

A press release from Aston Martin Racing confirmed the below:

Following a glittering GT career, the Aston Martin Racing legend is retiring from racing to give his full focus over to his multiple business interests. The 57-year-old entrepreneur contested the first two races of the season alongside Nicki Thiim (DEN) and Axcil Jefferies (ZIM) in his team's Vantage GTE but has decided he no longer has the time required to prepare fully for competition at an elite level.

Dalla Lana's record since joining the Aston Martin Racing driver roster is enviable. The most successful Amateur racer in WEC history, the Canadian's 17 class victories put him fourth on the all-time winners' list, behind Sebastian Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Dalla Lana's old team-mate Pedro Lamy (POR).

Click HERE for the latest entry list.

Race Timetable

Thursday April 27

11:30 – 13:00 Free Practice 1

4:20 – 5:50 Free Practice 2

Friday April 28

11:00 – 12:00 Free Practice 3

17:00 – 18:05 Qualifying

Sunday April 29

12:45 – 18:45 Race