Young Driver AMR closes WEC season in Bahrain

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season comes to a close for Young Driver AMR at this Saturday’s eight and final round in Bahrain. Young Driver AMR aims to end the season with a good result and for the final round, Nicki Thiim is back in the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage GTE for the first time since the 24 hours of Le Mans in June. Thiim will form the rapid "Danish Dynamite“ trio with Marco Sørensen and Christoffer Nygaard in the #95 Aston Martin entered in the GTE Pro class, the premier class in GT racing.

Young Driver AMR travels with good memories to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Twelve month ago, the team won the GTE Am world championship title on the track in the desert south of Manama. After the move up to the GTE Pro class, this years season was challenging and the also the final race of the year will be a difficult one. The race will start Saturday afternoon local time and is held in darkness for more then four of its six hours duration. Sand, which is constantly blown from the desert on the track, creates further challenges.

The team struggled for competitiveness after a performance cut made by the organisers for the most recent rounds, but has hope to be more competitive in Bahrain after a rule change, which re-allows Aston Martin to start in the season starting spec. "Finally we were given the power back, this power cut handicapped us in the second part of the season“, Jan Struve of Young Driver AMR says. "Our debut year in the GTE Pro class was not very easy and we are looking to finish our third season in the FIA WEC with a good result. We are allowed to race in the same specification as at the start of the season. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we will race at the very front, but we are very confident that we will close the gap to Ferrari and Porsche and hopefully give them a hard race.”

Source material - Yound Driver AMR
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