Young Drivers AMR finishes fifth in Austin

Monday, September 21, 2015

Young Driver AMR finished fifth in the GTE-Pro class at the fifth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Austin in Texas. The team expected a challenging start into the second part of the season and this exactly happened in Texas. In hot conditions around 35 degrees, Marco Sørensen and Christoffer Nygaard drove a clean and trouble free race in their Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE, but had no chance to fight for a podium.

Sørensen and Nygaard started from fifth position into the six-hour race, which started late Saturday afternoon and was held in complete darkness for it’s major part. Due to a performance cut before the recent Nürburgring round, the two Young Driver AMR boys couldn’t match the pace of the Porsche and Ferrari at the front and experienced a difficult race. At late move from Sørensen, who overtook fellow Aston Martin driver Jonny Adam in the final hour, eventually secured fifth place.

"The race went as expected“, said Young Driver AMR´s Jan Struve. "After we were given less power before the last round, our hopes for good result were not high and this is exactly what happened. Nevertheless Marco showed a great speed, but we also lost some time during the pit stops and Christoffer couldn’t find into his usual rhythm. We now look forward to the next round at Fuji and really hope for a rule change that will enable to compete for podium position again.”

The next round will take place at Fuji in Japan in three weeks.

Source material - Young Driver AMR
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