AMR's showmen arrive for the greatest show in the world

Monday, June 11, 2018

With the sweet smell of champagne hardly having the time to fade, the five Aston Martin Racing factory drivers who had been supporting their respective customer team's at yesterdays British GT Championship race at Silverstone were being whisked away in style for their next appointment in their hectic schedule.

On hand again as their chauffeur extraudinaire again was none other than TF Sports Mark Farmer who himself also has a date at Le Mans in the Aston Martin Racing Festival aboard his TF Sport prepared Vantage GT3.

The reason for the hasty departure was of course that the teams and drivers were needed to comply with due process and attend their allotted slot this afternoon at the Le Pesage (the show) that is held every year in the centre of Le Mans town and is where their cars and drivers equipment and credentials are checked by the race officials one last time (and in public) ahead of the first track activity that begins on Wednesday.

As you will see, the weather in Le Mans isn't exactly the same as it was last year with periodic torrential showers slowing proceeding slightly as the teams had to take shelter whilst awaiting their turn in the Place de La Republique.

These terrific photographs provided to us today from Prescott Motorsport (where watermarked) help to give a great feeling of ambiance as team crew and watching fans give mutual respect and understanding that is synonymous in sportscar racing in conditions that were sadly far from ideal.

For the four cars from the Aston Martin Racing stable, tomorrow will be the last day of relative tranquility before the engines of 60 cars roar into life for the first track action of the forthcoming race weekend that starts with Free Practice Wednesday afternoon.

With the AMR crew having worked miracles to even have one of their two new Vantage GTE cars available in France to race in the first place is testament to the resolve and determination that is needed to succeed in France.

With titles to be defended and won it'll be all to play for...............!!


Photo credits - by kind permission of Prescott Motorsport (watermarked) / AMR / Social media

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