LE MANS, FRANCE – June 12, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Aston Martin Racing has qualified on pole in both GT classes of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans with its #99 and #98 V8 Vantage GTEs.
It might have been his first time racing at the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe, but Le Mans ‘rookie’ Richie Stanaway (NZ) was quick to impress, posting the fastest lap and putting the #99 on pole.
“That was the start we were looking for, but there’s still a lot of work to do to win the race,” commented Stanaway. “The car feels great and we’re all on top form so we just need to bring it all together on Saturday.”
But it wasn’t only Stanaway who took pole position for Saturday’s 24-hour endurance event. In the GTE Am class, Pedro Lamy (PT) set the fastest time in the #98 Vantage GTE and will start from third place overall in the GT race.
The #97 Vantage GTE will start from third in the PRO class and the #95 Young Driver AMR entry will start from fifth. The #96 Gulf Racing car will start from twelfth in the GTE AM class.
The 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans starts at 1500hrs on Saturday 13 June.
24 Hours of Le Mans GTE qualifying results:
#99 GTE PRO – P1 overall / P1 in class
#97 GTE PRO – P3 overall / P3 in class
#98 GTE AM – P4 overall / P1 in class
#95 GTE PRO – P6 overall / P5 in class
#96 GTE AM – P21 overall / P12 in class