Nicki Thiim had a strong Le Mans 24 Hours with the factory Aston Martin Racing team. The Danish ace was at the wheel of Young Driver AMR run #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE along with Marco Sørensen and Darren Turner.
The Aston Martin works driver was among the fastest in the demanding GTE-Pro class all race long despite a penalizing Balance of Performance for the Aston Martin. At the end of the French endurance classic he took a strong fifth in class and second among the full season FIA World Endurance Championship competitors (behind the #66 Ford GT).
If you coming to Le Mans, the goal is always to win your class. This year, we already knew before, that the race would very tough for us, as we are lacking power compared to our competitors. We had to accept this fact.
Nevertheless we had a perfect storm and scored good points for the championship. The fact, that didn’t finish on the podium despite our flawless performance showed how competitive Le Mans was this year. We made the best out of it, so eventually I’m satisfied with the result.
Photo: Aston Martin