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Brilliant maiden GTE-Qualifying for Young Driver AMR
Tomas Enge took second place in Le Mans Series-Qualifying
The first qualifying of the new Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage at the Le Mans Series season opener in Le Castellet/France could have only hardly be better. Tomas Enge (CZE) qualified in the maiden qualifying session of Young Driver's latest addition to the stable, the Aston Martin Vantage GT2, in second place in the highly competitive GTE-Pro-class. Enge will share the Aston Martin Vantage with Christoffer Nygaard (DAN) and Alex Muller (GER) in the 6-hour endurance race on Sunday.
Enge was immediately up to speed in the Aston Martin Vantage during Qualifying. After his first flying lap, he was second and even bettered the time in the following lap. Earlier in the morning, Enge scored also the fastest time during the third practise session. "We are not surprised about our good performance here", Enge said after the Qualifying session. "After the test we had here a couple of weeks before, we knew we had a quick car and my best time in the free practise confirmed this. The performance during the qualifying session was very promising, but our main goal here is still to prepare for a possible start in the 24h of Le Mans. The most important thing is that we finish the race and collect experience with Le Mans-style racing. I hope the race will be as good as our Qualifying, then we have a fair chance for a podium finish."
"I'm really happy with our performance here so far", Young Driver AMR-team principal Hardy Fischer said. "The first two days at Le Castellet were very productive, now we cross the fingers for the race."
Start of the race is Sunday at 12.00 hours, the race will be shown live on Motors TV.
-source: young driver amr