“This is the one we want to win so much. We have come so close over the past two years but I think we are mentally the best prepared we have ever been…”Pedro Lamy, GTE Am Driver, No. 98 V8 Vantage GTE
The team head into this week encouraged by their strong performances at the recent official test session. While the No. 95 V8 Vantage GTE of Nicki Thiim (DN), Marco Sorensen (DN) and Richie Stanaway (NZ) placed 5th, the sister No. 97 car of Darren Turner (GB), Jonny Adam (GB) and Le Mans rookie Daniel Serra (BR) finished the session 6th of 13 entries.
Driver of No. 97 and former Le Mans class winner Darren Turner said, “Le Mans is always one of the weekends I look forward to each year and it’s a pleasure to be here for 2017. It’s one of those races that everyone wants to win and I think we’re in a good place going into this week. You don’t necessarily need to be the fastest car on a single lap, but consistency and strength across your driver line-up is key which we have in both our car and with our teammates in No. 95. I can’t wait to get in the car for the first time this week on Wednesday and get the event underway”.
Lamy said, “This is the one we want to win so much. We have come so close over the past two years but I think we are mentally the best prepared we have ever been coming into this race. We have been really strong at Silverstone and Spa so far this year and I think that really shows how well Paul, Mat and I work together”.
Aston Martin is also due to be represented at this weekend’s event by customer teams TF Sport and Beechdean AMR; both in the GTE Am class.
The No. 90 TF Sport entry will be piloted by Salih Yoluc (TR), Euan Hankey (GB) and Rob Bell (GB). After winning last year’s GT3 Le Mans Cup, the British outfit will make their debut at the legendary race this weekend.