lundi 16 mai 2016

Beechdean AMR retain ELMS championship lead in Imola

Andrew Howard, Darren Turner and Alex Macdowall were able to successfully hold onto their European Le Mans Series GTE championship lead with a 5th place finish at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola for the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing team.

On what was the teams first visit to Imola, a podium place was on the cards for the duration of the race until a late downpour in the final hour of proceedings saw the #99 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE slip to 5th in class. The last hour of the 4 hour endurance race was held under FCY and Safety Car conditions, meaning that no further progress was possible.

Andrew Howard:

It was great to race at such an iconic circuit – FCY and weather didn’t match our strategy but it goes that way sometimes. I’d also like to say a big thanks to the drivers and the team.

The team hold a slender 2 point advantage over their nearest rivals heading to the next round in Austria on the 15th-17th July.

Beechdean AMR Press Release

Photo: ELMS / Adrenal Media