Hexis AMR: First and Second at Silverstone

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Hexis AMR celebrated a 1-2 finish in the Qualifying Race at Silverstone when Fred Makowiecki took the chequered flag in the nr9 Aston Martin DB9 3.5 seconds ahead of his teammate Jonathan Hirschi in the nr10 Aston Martin after an action packed 60-minute race. The nr1 Vitaphone Racing Team Maserati MC12, driven by Andrea Bertolini crossed the line in 3rd place, with the nr7 Young Driver AMR Aston of Darren Turner in 4th after losing the lead due to two pitlane infringements.

GT1 Qualifying Race Quotes
Nr9 Hexis AMR Aston Martin DB9

Thomas Accary: “I’m really happy, this is incredible for me. My first race in GT1 and a victory. Fred did a perfect stint. I had one goal, to give the car to Fred in a good rank. He finished the job perfectly. With the pressure of my first start, I didn’t do a very good first lap, but afterward I pushed to the maximum. ”

Frederic Makowiecki: “The car is really strong and really constant. At the end of the race we came to be really quick. It’s not easy when the leader takes a drive through, but this is a quick race, it’s important not to make any errors, because you’ll end up losing a perfect race position. Although we’re doing both GT3 and GT1, it’s not very hard to make the transition. The cars are similar and the GT1 is quicker. The car is easy on this track, we don’t need to fight much at the end of the race, that’s why it’s not too hard to race in GT1 and GT3. ”

Nr10 Hexis AMR Aston Martin DB9

Clivio Piccione: “The plan was to move forward on the grid. The car was really good, I had a good run. Saved the tyres a bit at the start of the run and then I moved forward and caught up to the leaders to give the car to my team mate in the best position possible.”

Jonathan Hirschi: “I’m very happy. My second race in the world championship and also my second podium. Thanks to Hexis who did a great job. And to Clivio too. It was not easy out there, because Fred was very fast. I tried to follow him and it was not easy. The last lap wasn’t easy, it was getting hot between me and the Masterati.”

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