Nogaro: Tomas Enge race report

Tomas Enge testing a new Aston Martin V8 Vantage in race at Nogaro While the others fought for the best placing at Nogaro - why it is a race of the FIA Grand Turismo Championship - Tomas Enge and his colleague Stefan Mucke had a different task....

Tomas Enge testing a new Aston Martin V8 Vantage in race at Nogaro

While the others fought for the best placing at Nogaro - why it is a race of the FIA Grand Turismo Championship - Tomas Enge and his colleague Stefan Mucke had a different task. In the colours of the Aston Martin Racing Team stable they were testing a new model of their stable, V8 Vantage GT2, upon racing conditions. The racers were continuously speeding and together with technics gradually detecting reserves of a stylish engine. The result in twelfth position was not absolutely significant. Also because the car was set in the G2 classification, which means without international FIA homologation.

Tomas Enge: "Our acting in the race, which also meant a premiere of an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 car in the FIA GT series, should be only a rough testing. The result didn't count for us as well as for the team. And I'm really glad we could make it. From the first practise to the race we gradually increased speed and at the same time we could see the car's reserves. Firstly we were losing three seconds to the fastest driver, then in the race itself it was only one second and something. There hasn't been any technical problem and we've made a great improvement in the car's development. So we're satisfied."

-credit: tomas-enge.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Tomas Enge
Teams Aston Martin Racing