Aston Martin Second and Third at Le Mans Racing

June 16, 2012 at 09:03

The great Aston Martin racing’s pair of splendid V8-powered Vantage GTE models will therefore start from the second and the third positions on the grid in respective classes, therefore following the last of the three qualifying sessions that are ahead of the 80th running of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. The great and appears to be professional and lucky #97 Vantage GTE secured itself the second position in a fiercely competitive GTE Pro category having the time of 3m 55.870s – that is two seconds quicker than the last year’s pole position – while the great double number of #99 car had qualified third in GTE Am class at the same time having set the best time of only 3m 58.725s around 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe.

Aston Martin at Le Mans Racing Photo

Aston Martin at Le Mans Racing Photo

The marquee’s driver Darren Turner from Great Britain recorded the great #97 machine’s quickest lap this Thursday evening (on 14 June) during the second of total number of three sessions. He and the team-mates Stefan M?cke (Germany) and Adrian Fernandez (Mexico) will then start the 24-hour race with great hopes of securing the class podium for new-for-2012 Vantage GTE on the Le Mans debut. Racer Allan Simonsen from Denmark piloted the car #99 – which was run in the partnership with Aston Martin Racing long-standing team the Young Driver AMR – to its greater encouraging grid position during the first qualifying session.

Aston Martin at Le Mans Photo

Aston Martin at Le Mans Photo

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