Aston Martin Racing achieve the impossible in just five days

Friday, June 08, 2018

Congratulations to all those at Aston Martin Racing for proving this week that the impossible can indeed happen as they turn around a completely new Vantage GTE chassis in just five days.

With the team's #95 car of Marco Sorensen, Nicki Thiim and Darren Turner being all but destroyed in an accident involving an LMP2 car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Official Test day at the circuit de La Sarthe on Sunday, engineers at the Prodrive facility proudly revealed earlier today that the mammoth task put before them had since been completed with the issuing of the photograph below.

Considering that this 'new' car is indeed completely new and not just a half built chassis finished off with an engine and running gear (as first thought) then that is a considerable achievement from all involved.

The photo above is the first close up of the damaged car that we have seen and we can see why the team elected for a new chassis instead of trying to repair this under a very tight timescale. This photo also suggests that the car hit the crash barrier and catch fencing backwards which was also to the benefit of Sorensen who was behind the wheel at the time.

The car had already had a straight-line test at the teams nearby airfield ahead of it being shipped over to Le Mans in time for its public scrutineering check in Le Mans town on Monday afternoon.

Well done everybody again - very proud of you!

Photo credits - AMR

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