Straight down to business at La Sarthe

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Well, today’s opening Free Practice and Qualifying session from the Circuit de La Sarthe at Le Mans was something of a unconventional straight down, back to business affair for the four Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GTE’s as all four came out top by the end of today’s Qualifying session.

Day 1 on track would usually be a steady and gradual affair used for general ‘housekeeping’ issues in preparation of the longer sessions ahead – things like bedding in brakes, general set up, driver laps, etc whereas circumstances around this year’s very much time restricted event has meant for a more ‘all in’ approach which has left the four AMR runners nicely placed at the top of the GTE Pro and GTE Am timing tables ahead of tomorrow’s new Hyperpole Qualifying session.

Today’s hot and dry circuit conditions lead to some quicker lap times than would normally have been seen at this stage of the event although by the time the Qualifying had come to an end, lap times of last year event had already been matched.

With today’s final Free Practice session of the day presently underway on track, tomorrow will see the fourth and final Free Practice session ahead of the new Hyperpole Session for the top six finishes per class from today’s Qualifying session.

We are under no illusion that both the Porsches and full season Ferrari’s will start coming back into play from tomorrow as all crew’s jockey for that coveted class pole position for the start of Saturdays race!!

It’s going to be entertaining that's for sure!!

Photo credits – AMR / TF Sport / LM24


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