The return of the WEC at last

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

With a six week break since Le Mans, a gap that has seemed to have lasted forever, the FIA WEC finally reconvenes this weekend at the Nurburgring for round 4 of the 2015 championship.

The five car full season entry from Aston Martin Racing is confirmed again on the official entry list with just a couple of exceptions. The #95 Young Driver car shows Nikki Thiim as being absent again (not sure why) from the Danish line up whilst British GT star Jonny Adam returns to the series but this time shares the #97 car alongside regulars Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke. The remaining Pro #99 car of Fernando Rees, Alex MacDowall and Richie Stanaway remains unchanged.

All the Pro cars had a post rebuild shakedown and systems check last week prior to their shipping to Germany.

Over in GTE Am Pedro Lamy has (hopefully) recovered from his leg injury that he sustained post Le Mans whilst Roald Goethe also returns to his #96 for the first time in a competitive format since his horrendous accident at Le Mans in June. He and and long term team mate and driver coach Stuart Hall did undertake a car shakedown at Donington last week which was Goethe's first time back in the car since his accident inducing back injury.

First track action takes place from noon on Friday 28th with the first of two ninety minute Free Practice sessions with qualifying on Saturday afternoon. The race itself starts at 13:00Hrs (local) and will be broadcasted live in Europe on MotorsTV.

In the meantime Aston Martin Racing continue with their race preparation at the circuit having hopefully secured sufficient set up data from the test their a couple of weeks ago for their cars to make amends from a disappointing Le Mans experience.

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