Young Driver AMR targets podium in Brazil

Young Driver AMR has been successful at Sao Paulo in the past and it is the first race of Nicki Thiim with the team

After a ten-week long summer break, the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) finally starts into the fourth round of the 2013 season with this weekend’s 6h of Sao Paulo in Brazil. After three races in Europe, now the travelling begins for Young Driver AMR. The Brazilian round of the FIA WEC marks the start of the fly-away-season with races in Brazil, the US, Japan, China and Bahrain. The first of races outside Europe brings Young Driver AMR to Brazil and to the Formula One track of Interlagos in Sao Paulo. Interlagos is no unknown territory for Young Driver AMR. Three years ago, Young Driver AMR scored a win and a second place finish at the Brazilian round of the GT1 World Championship with the Aston Martin DBR9.

#95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8: Christoffer Nygaard, Kristien Poulson, Allan Simonson
#95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8: Christoffer Nygaard, Kristien Poulson, Allan Simonson

Photo by: Daniel James Smith

At the fourth round of the FIA WEC, young Dane Nicki Thiim, a driver new to Young Diver AMR, will take over the seat of Allan Simonsen, who felt victim of a tragic accident during the 24h of Le Mans. Thiim will share driving duties in the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE with fellow countryman Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen. After the tragedy at Le Mans, Young Driver AMR will start with a newly built Aston Martin Racing GTE at Sao Paulo.

Christoffer Nygaard is excited to return to racing and to Interlagos, were he already raced in the GT1 World Championship: „Interlagos is a great track, it’s one of those classic Grand-Prix-tracks, where it´s much fun to drive. There are some real quick corners, which should suit our Aston Martin Vantage quite well.“

The main target for Young Driver AMR at the Brazilian round of the FIA WEC is to finish the race and to score points. Nygaard: „This weekend we have Nicki Thiim onboard. He is a great talent and super quick, but of course, we have at first get together as a team, so we a have cautious approach. Our aim is to score as many points as possible. We want to win the championship in honour of Allan Simonsen and with five races to go, everything is still possible. It will be hard work, but I have two good teammates with Kristian and Nicki and we have a super quick race car.”

The 6h of Sao Paulo start Sunday, 1. September at 17:00 hours CET (12:00 hours local time) and are streamed live on the website of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Teams Aston Martin Racing
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Tags aston martin, nygaard, poulsen, sao paulo, thiim, wec, young driver amr