WEC Prologue concludes quietly in Barcelona for AMR

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Yesterday's final day of the two day World Endurance Championship Prologue concluded somewhat quietly for the Aston Martin Racing team after many of its driver line up had already made their way across Europe for the start of the Blancpain GT Series Spa 24Hour at Spa Francorchamps with also the team not electing to run in all of the available sessions.

Day two saw just two cars running out of their original three, after TF Sports Pro driver Jonny Adam had also departed for Spa leaving their new beautifully liveried AMR Vantage GTE without anyone to drive it as both Salih Yoluc and Charlie Eastwood had remained at Spa for the set up events of the 24 hour and so missed the test.

That left just Marco Sorensen and Darren Turner to share seat time aboard what was earmarked as the #97 GTE Pro car over yesterdays morning four hour tack session before time was called on that car by the team. Whilst Ferrari and Porsche were putting in significant laps, the #97 car only completed less than eighty laps on day 2 of the official test as they used up the last of their stocks of new specification of Michelin tyre.

In the new #98 GTE Am car of Paul Dalla Lana, that car also completed a similar number of laps with car regulars Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda sharing seat time with the Canadian businessman before they also called time on the proceedings.

As with Day 1 of the test, none of the AMR cars entered any lap times that challenged their respective class rivals as the test was conducted as just that - a test as teams and drivers readied themselves for the new WEC season ahead.

We understand that further testing will be conducted by both teams in between now and the start of the season at Silverstone at the end of August ahead of the first round of the season which is now just a four hour race.

We can't wait...........................!!

Photo credits - AMR / TF Sport

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