AMR rethink Spa and LM24 entry

Monday, April 28, 2014

For some, today's news has come as no real surprise that the team's original 6 car factory entry for this years 24Hrs of Le Mans was possibly a step too far in terms of team effectiveness. Today Aston Martin Racing have confirmed a reduced four (2 Pro - 2 Am) car package for this year's headline event.

Having been caught somewhat off guard at Silverstone earlier this month today's announcement reflects Aston Martin Racing considered position even at this early stage as they are now having to ramp up their efforts in preparation to the 24Hour including further team adjustments for this weekend's second round of the WEC at Spa, Belgium.

Joining the #97 car of Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke at Spa will be another crowd favourite in Bruno Senna out for his first works drive of the year. Commenting earlier Senna said that he was "really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the Vantage GTE" and that "Spa was a fantastic track and will be good preparation for Le Mans".
Also for Spa, the #95 Young Driver Car will have Richie Stanaway in for an unavailable Nicki Thiim which may have been just as well considering Thiim's horrible looking accident at Oschersleben over the weekend.

Team principle John Gaw said that "we very much see Spa as preparation for Le Mans so we must work hard to catch up with the developments made by our competition during the winter. After careful consideration we decided that we want to focus our concentration on coming away with the best possible result for our four works cars"

These two cars will be joined at Spa and now at Le Mans by just the #99 Craft Bamboo and #98 Northwest Pro and Am cars respectively.

Photo credits  - RL

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