1 February 2016
ASTON MARTIN RACING TAKE FOURTH AT 2016 DAYTONA 24 HOURS
Aston Martin Racing has taken a top four finish in the GTD class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona; the season’s first major event.
The #98 V12 Vantage GT3, driven by AMR works drivers: Paul Dalla Lana, Richie Stanaway, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy started the endurance classic in seventh, quickly climbing into the top three, sometime leading the race, where they remained for the majority of the event.
As the race approached the final minutes, with the car sitting in third, just seconds off the lead, the team had to pit for extra fuel to complete the last laps costing them a well-deserved podium.
John Gaw, team principal said: “It’s a bitter-sweet moment after a 24-hour race like that. While I’m disappointed that the team weren’t able to achieve the podium finish we deserved, everyone has performed admirably. It definitely brings me great confidence for the rest of the year”.
Pedro Lamy said: “This was a really fun race to start our season and I felt incredibly comfortable in the car. We were all able to set some really quick but consistent lap times, which helped us get into a really strong position to challenge for podium places. While it was disappointing not to get into the top three, we’re all very happy with our performance.”
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