Front row of the grid for Aston Martin Racing in Mexico

Friday, September 02, 2016

All there GTE cars from the Aston Martin Racing stable rounded off their domination off Free Practice by earlier taking both GTE class pole positions for tomorrow's inaugural World Endurance Championship race in Mexico.

With the race being their first time the series has been to the circuit they were permitted an additional "collective test' session before the first and second Free Practice sessions yesterday with the third and final Free Practice and later qualifying being held today. Across all three FP sessions both the #97 and #95 GTE Pro cars have displayed a dominatory performance across the first two positions compared to their mainly turbo charged competitors whilst the #98 GTE Am car progressively moved up through the timing tables.

With Qualifying having just finished that continuing performance has been transferred into GTE Pro pole position for the #95 Young Driver AMR car of Marco Sorensen and Nicki Thiim with the #97 car of Richie Stanaway and Darren Turner a very close second. Indeed it was the #97 car that held the class lead in the early stages of the session but the #95 soon swapped places with the #97 as soon as the second driver times were aggregated.

Meanwhile and despite a spin on track for Pedro Lamy with the #98 car he shares with Paul Dalla Lana and Mathia Lauda (who didn't drive in qualifying) they also progressed and secured the GTE Am class pole.

With the Ferrari 488 and Ford GT obviously struggling for absolute power at the high altitude circuit should these qualifying results transfer into an end result then the Mexican round will really put the 2016 GTE Pro and Am championships on their heads!!

Game On - Go #TeamAMR

Photo credits - AMR

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