Published on May 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Aston Martin Racing has won the FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps GT
Aston Martin Racing has won the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps GT race with its #99 Vantage GTE, as well as taking victory in the GTE Am class with the #98. The #99 squad started the race from the front of the grid thanks to an impressive qualifying session by drivers Fernando Rees (BR) and Richie Stanaway (NZ). Joined in the race by Alex MacDowall (GB), the trio pushed hard and the crew performed near-perfect pit-stops to cross the line in first place.
In GTE Am, the #98 took its second consecutive win of the season with drivers Pedro Lamy (PT), Paul Dalla Lana (CA) and Mathias Lauda (AT), to continue its clean-sweep of 2015 pole positions and wins. The #97 Vantage GTE finished fifth in GTE Pro with the #95 in sixth. In the GTE Am class, the #96 crossed the line in sixth.
John Gaw commented: “Congratulations to the #99 drivers for getting their first WEC GTE Pro race win and to #98 for continuing their clean sweep of GTE Am pole positions and wins this season. We’ve got some more points in the bag this weekend, as all cars finished the race, but we need to make the most of double points in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in order to strengthen our WEC GTE Manufacturer’s Title campaign.”
The WEC continues with the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 13/14 June. Follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and now Periscope using #teamAMR.