Image credit: Vickie Miller (@viclovesracing).
Aston Martin Racing locked out the top three positions of the GTE-Pro for Sunday’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener, the Six Hours of Silverstone.
The ‘Dane-train’ #95 Aston Martin Vantage V8 of Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen put in a best average of 1:59.970, giving them the GTE-Pro pole in its debut race since moving out of the GTE-Am class.
Their time was 0.205 seconds quicker than the #99 sister car of Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees, with the #97 entry of Darren Turner and Stefan Muecke dropping into third quickest at the end of the 20-minute session.
Aston Martin Racing’s successful day extended into the LMGTE-Am class with the #98 car of Pedro Lamy and Paul Dalla Lana’s pole-winning average time of 2:01.998, almost a full second ahead of the #50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette C7 of Gianluca Roda and Paolo Ruberti which claimed second spot.
Third in the GTE-Am class was the #88 Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR of Klaus Bachler and Khaled Al Qubaisi with a best average time 2:03.134.