Aston Martin claims 50th victory in Shanghai

Aston Martin Racing has claimed its 50th victory since its inception in 2004.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 1:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:57 am
The #98 V8 Vantage GTE of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda on the way to victory in Shanghai

The Banbury-based team won the eighth round of this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship; the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

After taking the GTE Am pole position on Sunday, the #98 V8 Vantage GTE of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda 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.

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Team boss Paul Howarth said: “The result really demonstrates the quality of this team not only in recent years but 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. 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 V8 Vantage GTE with a final win in the GTE Pro class.”