ASTON MARTIN WINS CLASS AT 2016 WEC SILVERSTONE
The Aston Martin Racing team has won the GTE Am class at the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone. The number 98 Vantage GTE of Pedro Lamy, Paull Dalla Lana and Mathias Lauda took victory after having qualified on pole.
The trio of Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTE Pro cars were first, second and third on the grid. After leading the race during the first stint, some of the competition took the high risk strategy of pitting early during a two full course yellow flag. A second full course yellow then allowed them to repit giving them an advantge the three Aston Martins could not close for the remainder of the six hour race. In the end the team finished in fourth, fifth and sixth places in the Pro class.
Aston Martin Racing team principal John Gaw said: “Congratulations to the #98 team, it’s the perfect start to their championship campaign. However, we have some work to do to achieve our objectives in the Pro class - our focus will remain undiminished and we’ll be ready for Spa in three weeks time.”
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