Paul Ricard HTTT
German Stefan Mucke has his racing premiere in the LMP1 AMR-One at the 6 hour race of Le Castellet - Champion of 2009 with first adoption at the Le Mans Series 2011
It's a lot of fun to be in an open race car again.
German Sports car pilot Stefan Mucke is ahead of an exciting premier coming weekend (1st to 3rd of April): The 29 year old Aston Martin works driver will be behind the wheel of the brand new open sports car prototype AMR-One at the season opening of the Le Mans Series (LMS), where he has been champion in 2009. At the six hour race at the Paul Ricard race track near French Le Castellet on Sunday at noon he will share the cockpit of the AMR-One (540 HP, powered by a 2 liter six cylinder turbo benzine motor) with his Aston Martin works driver colleagues Darren Turner (Great Britain) and Harold Primat (Switzerland).
"The car feels right after the first few testing laps. It's a lot of fun to be in an open race car again. Last time I had this pleasure in 2007 at my entry in the sports car scene", explains the Berlin. "The AMR-One has a good basis but there is still a lot of work for us. The first racing adoption of the new car is the first hardness test same time in preparation for the 24 hours of Le Mans", tells Stefan Mucke, who will be on start in that car at the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) as well. That is where the 1000 km race is scheduled for 7th of May at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium).
After Le Castellet there is no work brake for Stefan Mucke, because he will be on start at Zolder (Belgium) on 9th and 10th of April again at the FIA GT1 World Championship with the season races three and four. At the season opening at Abu Dhabi the Berlin has been in between the points ranking on position five in the Aston Martin DBR9 together with Darren Turner for the Team Young Driver AMR (Paderborn).