Aston Martin racing has secured a double podium finish at last weekend’s 6 Hours of Silverstone.
The #95 GTE Pro team entry of Darren Turner, Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim enjoyed a positive afternoon at the British round of the WEC. With each driver double stinting, the team enjoyed trouble free running to achieve a strong haul of points at this early stage in the championship.
Turner commented, “That was a huge change from yesterday and after starting the race in the #95 I had a good two hours in the car. The car ran perfectly and I’m both happy and encouraged by the performance of our new Dunlop tyres. With the strategy working in our favour and Nicki, Marco and I all avoiding trouble on the track, we were able to work our way back up towards the podium places.”
Teammate, Marco Sørensen, was also encouraged by the team’s performance.
“The car felt good and the weather helped us in comparison to qualifying yesterday. We were able to show the pace that we’re capable of, and I am quite sure that we will continue to learn and develop as we move onwards throughout the season. I’m already looking forward to Spa and the 24 Hours of Le Mans” said Sørensen
The #98 GTE AM team of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda also finished strong, coming second.
Lauda commented, “I’m really happy with the end result. We had a tough qualifying but I knew that Pedro, Paul and I would be really strong as a team. Dunlop did a good job and the tyres were very consistent. It’s great to start the season like this and to bring two Aston Martin Racing entries on to the podium is fantastic.”
Lauda commented, “I’m really happy with the end result. We had a tough qualifying but I knew that Pedro, Paul and I would be really strong as a team. Dunlop did a good job and the tires were very consistent. It’s great to start the season like this and to bring two Aston Martin Racing entries on to the podium is fantastic.”
Competing with TF Sport, Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston took victory in their V12 Vantage GT3 at the opening round of the British GT at Brands Hatch.
Alongside the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, Beechdean AMR also gained a victory in the European Le Mans Series with Andrew Howard, Alex Macdowall and Darren Turner at the wheel.
A second place position was claimed by ROFGO AMR, who took third with Roald Goethe, Stuart Hall and Richie Stanaway.
The World Endurance Championship returns at the 6 Hours of Spa, the penultimate race ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.