Silverstone Classic notes

Monday, July 29, 2019

It could be considered something of a disappointment that just five Aston Martin Racing cars entered this years Aston Martin Trophy for Masters Endurance Legends event that ran this year as part of the four day Silverstone Classic event?

Whilst the two races did attract the iconic Lola Aston Martin DBR1-2 of fully Masters Series racer Christophe D'Ansembourg again, a single Vantage GT2 and GT3 apiece together with a brace of Vantage GT4's in support, is hard to see how these cars detracted from the showcase that was the same event last year that featured a whole plethora of AMR vehicles across the ages.

None the less and credit where credit is due, without the likes of people like D'Ansembourg and Alex Lienau who bring there rolling stock over and racing it then we would have nothing to feast our eyes upon at these kind of events so that is always something to be applauded.

In the overall stakes, there was no return to a overall race win for the Lola DBR1-2 in the race this year although D'Ansembourg did claim a P3 podium in race 1 after finishing ten seconds behind the race winning Pescarolo LMP1 car whilst Lieau and BRDC Chairman John Grant finished the next highest of the AMR runners - 14th overall and 2nd in the INV class in their former Miedecke Motorsport V12 Vantage GT3 on Saturday.

These would be their highest positions of the weekend after Sundays race where no AMR runner finished higher than P11 overall but sometimes the reward is just racing these beauties very fast with other like minded people!

Photo credits - Masters Series / Lienau
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