Superb season start at Silverstone for Aston Martin

Aston Martin Racing took the top three spots in qualifying for the Six Hours of Silverstone.

Silverstone - Aston Martin Racing’s season started strongly at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) today (11 April) when it took the top three spots in qualifying for the Six Hours of Silverstone.

It was the #95 Young Driver AMR Vantage GTE of Nicki Thiim (DN) and Marco Sørensen (DN) that took pole position for the team’s first race in the GTE Pro class. Close behind was the #99 Valero-liveried Vantage GTE with the #97 Hanergy car in third.

In addition to the lock out at the front of the GTE pack, the #98 Vantage GTE of Pedro Lamy (PT) and Paul Dalla Lana (CA) took the GTE Am class pole. The #96 Vantage GTE qualified in sixth.

“This was how we wanted to start the WEC season,” commented John Gaw.

The Six Hours of Silverstone starts on Sunday 12 April at 12.00hrs. Join the team on social media using #teamAMR.

Driver quotes:

Marco Sørensen: “I’m really happy that we were able to put the car on pole in my first WEC event and the team’s first race in the GTE Pro category.”

Nicki Thiim: “What a way to start in a new catergory?! I’m really proud to be in the GTE Pro class of the WEC, this really is where the best in the business compete so to be on pole is fantastic.

Pedro Lamy: “Silverstone is a great circuit and it’s fantastic to be on pole for the first race of the new WEC season.”

Paul Dalla Lana: “It’s the first time I’ve qualified the car, so I’m pleased with the result. The car felt good, it had loads of grip and I felt I could really push – this is testament to the hard work of the team.”

Driver line up:

95: Marco Sørensen, Christoffer Nygaard and Nicki Thiim
96: Francesco Castellacci, Roald Goethe and Stuart Hall
97: Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke
98: Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda
99: Alex MacDowall, Fernando Rees and Richie Stanaway

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Series WEC
Event Silverstone
Sub-event Saturday qualifying
Track Silverstone
Drivers Darren Turner , Pedro Lamy , Mathias Lauda , Stuart Hall , John Gaw , Fernando Rees , Stefan Mücke , Francesco Castellacci , Roald Goethe , Paul Dalla Lana , Marco Sorensen , Christoffer Nygaard , Nicki Thiim , Alex MacDowall , Richie Stanaway
Article type Qualifying report
Tags aston martin