november 06, 2017 - Aston Martin

WEC - Aston Martin Racing claims 50th victory in Shanghai

  • Team claim 50th victory since inception in 2004
  • #98 #v8vantagegte reclaims lead in GTE Am championships

Sunday 5 November, #shanghai, China: #astonmartin #racing has claimed its 50th victory since its inception in 2004, after winning the eighth round of this year’s FIA World #endurance Championship; the 6 Hours of #shanghai.

After taking the GTE Am pole position yesterday, the #98 #v8vantagegte of Paul Dalla Lana (C), Pedro Lamy (P) and Mathias Lauda (A) converted their advantage to victory, claiming a maximum 26-point haul from the weekend. In what was a trouble-free run throughout the entire six hours, the trio collectively amassed a gap of over one lap by the chequered flag.

The result ensures that the #98 entry reclaims the lead in both the GT AM Drivers and Team championships with a lead of ten in both.

Lamy said following the race, “This win really means a lot. It puts us in a great place for Bahrain as before the championship was looking really close. Obviously, you can never relax but this obviously makes the job much easier. To claim #astonmartin Racing’s 50th victory since the team started in 2004 is a really great achievement and really shows the success of #astonmartin #racing over the years. I hope we can make this 51 next time out.”

In GTE Pro, the team’s #95 and #97 entries finished the race in fifth and seventh position.

Paul Howarth #astonmartin #racing Team Principal said, “Today’s result really demonstrates the quality of this team not only in recent years, but over its entire existence since 2004. To claim 50 victories is a fantastic achievement and comes at an exceptionally important time as we pursue the 2017 GTE AM championship. That was a fantastic performance from Pedro, Mat and Paul, who were both consistently quick and clean out on track. We now need to keep our heads down, provide a similar result in Bahrain and secure both GTE Am titles and make sure we provide the current #v8vantagegte with a final win in the GTE Pro class.”

Aston Martin #racing returns for the title decider in Bahrain on Saturday 18 November, for the current V8 Vantage GTEs final race in the FIA World #endurance Championship GTE Pro class.


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