More disappointment for Avia Racing at VLN5

Sunday, August 19, 2018

After a six week summer break, Saturday's return to the Nordschleife marked the half way point in the 2018 VLN Series with full season entrant Avia Racing were looking to stabilise a somewhat topsy-turvy season aboard their Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4.

The teams usual three driver line up of Wolfgang Weber, Thomas Krebs and Erik Johansson had qualified 62nd out of the 165 entries but unfortunately their race in their SP10 class car came to a premature end after just nine laps with ABS issues.

Joining Avia Racing on was was another AMR Performance Centre customer entry of Marco Muller and Eric Manning aboard the #150 V8 Vantage SP8 class car. For this new crew, their efforts were rewarded with a P4 class finish albeit four laps behind the class winning car.

With the next round of the series just two weeks away, it was interesting to hear Aston Martin Racing's Darren Turner comment on today's World Endurance Championship live commentary earlier that he expects to participate in at least two of the remaining four rounds in an as yet unconfirmed vehicle. 

We hope that car to be the as yet to be homologated V8 turbo Vantage GT3 as the car enters its final stages of development.

Photo credits - VLN

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