Double pole for Aston Martin Racing at Silverstone WEC

Saturday, April 11, 2015

After a couple of days of some strong and consistent times being put down by the teams across the three free practice sessions earlier, it was as usual just down to what two nominated drivers in each car could do across an average of one flying lap each.

Having home advantage this weekend it would be Aston Martin Racing who would come away from qualifying for the first round of the 2015 World Endurance Championship with pole positions for both GTE Pro and GTE Am (subject to official confirmation). Not only that but all three GTE Pro cars would be starting tomorrows race in a 1-2-3 format.

GTE Pro honours this year went to the #95 Young Driver AMR team of Marco Sorenson and Nikki Thiim who beat their #99 stablemate car of Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees by just 2 thousandths of a second. The #97 car of Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner completed the AMR top three just three thousandths of a second beyond that.

In GTE AM it was the #98 car of Paul Dalla Lana and Pedro Lamy who would take the honours with a  very accomplished average time of 2:01:988. "Its the first time I've qualified the car so I'm please 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" said Dalla Lana. 

The #96 Gulf Racing car of Roald Goethe and Stuart Hall will start sixth in class but at least the team boss is happy but as we all know a single hot lap is one thing but to string that out over six hours of racing is completely another!!

Photo credits - Aston Martin Racing / WEC

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