Aston Martin GTE Racing - Le Mans 24 Hour: 22 - 23 June | Hackett
Aston Martin GTE Racing - Le Mans 24 Hour
Aston Martin has a long history in motorsport and in particular in Endurance Motor Racing. Much of it has provided success and glory, but occasionally it has experienced the tragic side of the sport and this Le Mans weekend proved to be one of those occasions, with an accident, early in the race and subsequent passing of the driver of the number 95 Danish-crewed Aston Martin, Allan Simonsen.
The wishes of Allan’s family were that the team should continue in the race.
In an emotionally charged race with all sorts of changing weather conditions to deal with a close battle in GTE Pro ensued, where for the vast majority of the race, the Aston Martins held the lead, first with the #98 car and then its sister #97, the team eventually took an emotionally charged podium finish in third, which they dedicated to Allan.
Two of the four remaining Aston Martin Vantage GTEs finished the race: the 97 car, crewed by Darren Turner (GB), Stefan Mücke (D) and Peter Dumbreck (GB), took third place in LM GTE Pro, less than a half a lap behind the winning Porsche, while the #96 of Stuart Hall (GB), Jamie Campbell-Walter (GB) and Roald Goethe (D) came home sixth in LM GTE Am.
The next round of the World Endurance Championship takes place in Sao Paolo, Brazil over the weekend August 30th – September 1st.
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