mercredi 20 juillet 2016

6 Hours of the Nürburgring - GTE-Am preview


The FIA World Endurance Championship action will be resuming this upcoming weekend at the famous Nürburgring. The German circuit will play host to the fourth event of the season and the last European round in this year's calendar.

The GTE-Am class will be representing once again by six cars representing four differen brand, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari and Porsche.


The factory Aston Martin Racing team will field a single car in Germany in GTE-Am. The #88 Aston Martin Vantage will be driven by Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda. The three dirvers won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps but were forced to retire at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


The Ferrari camp will be represented by a single 458 Italia from AF Corse. Emmanuel Collard, François Perrodo and Rui Águas will be at the wheel of the #83 Ferrari. They are leading the GTE-Am points standing after two FIA WEC victories, at Silverstone and Le Mans 24 Hours (second in class behind the Scuderia Corsa).


Racing at home, Porsche will have three cars in GTE-Am. Abu-Dhabi Proton Racing will field the #88 Porsche 911 RSR for David Heinemeier Hansson, Patrick Long and Khaled Al Qubaisi, they clinched a strong podium at Le Mans 24 Hours. Christian Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joël Camathias will be driving the KCMG #78 Porsche 911 RSR. The Gulf Racing #86 Porsche 911 RSR is featuring an all-British line-up with Michael Wainwright, Adam Carroll and Ben Barker.


Last but not least, Corvette. The American brand will be represented by the team Larbre Competition. Their #50 Corvette C7.R will be shared by Yutaka Yamagishi, Pierre Ragues and the returningPaolo Ruberti who missed the Le Mans 24 Hours following an injury just few days before the French endurance classic.


Photos: Aston Martin / Ferrari / Porsche / Michelin