Brundle's get the job done in another drama filled VLN

Saturday, September 28, 2019

VLN 7 was a case of a job well done for both Martin and Alex Brundle today after competing together today for the first time aboard the #156 Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 and four hours of very challenging racing conditions around the infamous Green Hell circuit.

Having spent the available track time yesterday becoming acquainted or re-acquainted (as the case maybe between them) with the car, a change in track conditions this morning threw all of that out of the window but the SP8T class car was still able to qualify an incredible P25 out of todays 150 starters by the end of this morning session.

Alex Brundle took the start of todays race as the rain continued to fall, holding a steady P2 in class as conditions at first began to improve after the first hour before then worsened again with many cars having already swapped onto slick tyres at the first stop.

Struggling for tyre temperature on a rapidly cooling track towards the end of Alex's second hour, some vigorous weaving on his part to try to combat that issue resulted in slight contact with a high kerb whilst in the lead of the class and that may have contributed to a front left puncture for the #156 car half way around the next lap.

Having safely pitted and with Martin now in the car, some steady lap times from him together with improving track conditions allowed him to recover the car back to P2 overall in the SP8T class by the time that intermittent sunshine and a definite dry line concluded the four hour race for the pair.

P2 in SP8T was the result for the #156 by a margin of 1 lap to the class winning Black Falcon Mercedes.

With Aston Martin Racing President David King on pit pit wall and calling the shots it was another job well done for Alex having already claimed a class in win in the AMR Performance Centre AMR Vantage GT4 at the ADAC Total N24 race earlier in June and with AMR Partner - Sky again providing significant backing for the project, we expect to see more of this event on the TV screens soon.

Photo credits - AMR

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