Young driver AMR qualifies fifth at Le Mans

Solid qualifying performance of “Danish Dynamite” trio

Young Driver AMR starts fifth in class into the 83rd edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans. During qualifying held on Wednesday and Thursday, Marco Sørensen qualified the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE which he shares with fellow Danes Nicki Thiim and Christoffer Nygaard in fifth position in the highly competitive GTE-Pro-class.

Young Driver AMR experienced two almost trouble free days of practice and qualifying and focused on the race preparation. The only incident came at the end of Thursday’s night qualifying, when Nygaard had a small off on the final lap that luckily only caused minor damage to the car.

"So far everything went well at Le Mans“, Jan Struve of Young Driver AMR said after the Qualifying session. "We went though our program and made sure every of our three drivers had enough time in the car and is comfortable with our Vantage GTE. Our performance in Qualifying was good, this makes us confident for the race. A Aston Martin Racing sister car of Richie Stanaway, Fernando Rees and Alex MacDowall claimed the class Pole Position, big congratulation to them.“

"I’m very satisfied with our progress here at Le Mans so far“, said Marco Sørensen, who makes his Le-Mans-debut this weekend. "Sometimes it was not easy in practice and qualifying with some interruptions and rain on Wednesday, but we focused on our race preparation. For a 24-hour-race, the starting position doesn’t count so much. It’s more important that the car is good to drive for all three of us. I expect that we will be very competitive in the race.“

The 24 hours of Le Mans start Saturday, 15:00 hours. Eurosport will broadcast the entire race live.

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Series Le Mans
Event 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sub-event Thursday qualifying 2
Track Le Mans
Drivers Christoffer Nygaard , Nicki Thiim
Article type Qualifying report
Tags young driver amr