Double podium success for Aston Martin

The Aston Martin crews celebrate their success
The Aston Martin crews celebrate their success

Aston Martin Racing achieved double podium success at the 6 Hours of Nürburgring, taking victory in the GTE Am class and 3rd in GTE Pro.

With conditions remaining dry throughout the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the trio of Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda drove a faultless race to bring their V8 Vantage GTE home in first place.

We’re now looking forward to taking the championship fight to Mexico

Team boss Paul Howarth

The result brings vital points for the teams GTE Am title challenge, before the WEC leaves Europe for the 6 Hours of Mexico.

In GTE Pro, the team enjoyed a strong points haul for its #95 V8 Vantage GTE entry with third place.

Despite Nicki Thiim and Marco Sørensen displaying a strong performance, a late full course yellow soon after their final pit-stop allowed others to benefit from the slower track, dropping the crew to third by the finish.

The #97 GTE Pro entry of Darren Turner and Richie Stanaway finished the race in fifth place.

Team boss Paul Howarth said: “A double podium weekend for the team, winning in Am and taking third place with #95 is great. The first four and a half hours were the closest GT racing we’ve seen this year, which is really great for the series.

“We’re now looking forward to taking the championship fight to Mexico, which is going to offer all sorts of new challenges, but I’m really proud of the team’s performance.”