Silverstone: Aston Martin qualifying report

Aston Martin Qualifies Sixth in LMP1 and JMW Racing Pole in GT2 at Silverstone Silverstone 11 September 2010. Aston Martin Racing qualified today in dry conditions in the LMP1 class ahead of the final Le Mans Series race tomorrow. The 009 car...

Aston Martin Qualifies Sixth in LMP1 and JMW Racing Pole in GT2 at Silverstone

Silverstone 11 September 2010. Aston Martin Racing qualified today in dry conditions in the LMP1 class ahead of the final Le Mans Series race tomorrow. The 009 car of Juan Barazi (DK), Sam Hancock (GB) and Stefan Mucke (DE) managed to qualify sixth after a lap fraught with traffic in the hands of Mucke.

The 007 car of Adrian Fernandez (MX), Andy Meyrick (GB) and Harold Primat (CH) will start at the back of the grid due to a steering rack problem which was partially down to a spin into the barrier in this morning's free practice.

The 008 Signature Racing LMP1 car will start from ninth in the hands of Pierre Ragues (FR), Franck Mailleux (FR) and Vanina Ickx (BE) and the JMW Racing Vantage will start from pole in the GT2 class with Rob Bell (GB) and Darren Turner (GB).

Mucke said: "It's nice to be back in the Aston Martin, we didn't run so much in free practice; but I am pleased it was dry during the qualifying. I really enjoyed the drive, but was somewhat unlucky with traffic.

"There is much more potential to come from the car -- we couldn't use that today but I look forward to using it tomorrow."

George Howard-Chappell, Team Principal for Aston Martin Racing said: "It was unfortunate that the 007 car had a small problem, but it was running well beforehand and will be ready to make up the positions tomorrow.

"Stefan did a good job this afternoon and we look forward to tomorrow to extract the best from both cars. My congratulations got to JMW Motorsport for their fantastic qualifying result today."

The Autosport 1000km race will start at 11.55 GMT tomorrow with a rolling start followed by 170 laps and six hours of tough competition.

-source: aston martin

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Darren Turner , Vanina Ickx , Rob Bell , Sam Hancock , Juan Barazi , Pierre Ragues , George Howard-Chappell , Franck Mailleux , Andy Meyrick
Teams Aston Martin Racing , JMW Motorsport