We continue to work with YouTube Vlogger Mr JWW (James Walker) on his journey of exploration into the fascinating world of pre-war Aston Martins. He and Ecurie Bertelli MD Robert Blakemore took to the track at Silverstone on Aston Martin's own infield circuit, Stowe, for his first venture behind the wheel. To James' delight he was sharing the track with none other than Aston Martin's newest beastie, the Valkyrie. This is a world first - to have the hybrid sports car sharing track time with its great-grandfather! This is a very poignant occasion indeed, showcasing the technical development of Aston Martin over the last 85 years.
Distractions of the Valkyrie aside, James got stuck in to learning how to perform the necessary double-declutch footwork for gear changes. Whilst a little crunchy at first, he soon got to grips with it and before long was getting up to racing speeds.
With the disappointing news that the hoped-for Le Mans Classic has now been postponed for yet another year, James is not deterred. As he says, it simply gives more opportunity for invaluable seat-time in the Speed Model for the event in 2022. Certainly there will be more coverage to follow as he gets acquainted with these capable heritage Astons.
You can see this latest video on our website within the videos section of the gallery and also on Mr JWW's own channels.
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