Kiwi driver Richie Stanaway and Aston Martin Racing is set to kick off its 2016 campaign this weekend (17 April), as the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) takes place at Silverstone.
With the team looking to claim a strong finish in this weekend’s race, Aston Martin Racing Team Principal Paul Howarth knows the importance of claiming points consistently across what is tipped to be the FIA WEC’s most competitive season to date.
“We’re in a great place ahead of Silverstone,” he commented. “We’ve had a positive off-season and after working closely with our new partners including TOTAL and Dunlop in each of our test sessions, we’re confident that we have a great package. It’s important that we hit the ground running and score points at every round, to be in with a chance of winning titles in Bahrain”.
Aston Martin Racing will enter three cars in this year’s championship. Two GTE Pro and one GTE Am. With the #95 GTE Pro occupied by Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen and Darren Turner, the second GTE Pro entry of #97 will be piloted by Richie Stanaway and Fernando Rees.
In GTE Am, the trio of Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy will launch their 2016 campaign, after finishing 2015 on a high with victory at the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
The Six Hours of Silverstone starts at midday on Sunday 17 April 2016.
6 Hours of Silverstone
95: Nicki Thiim, Darren Turner, Marco Sørensen
97: Richie Stanaway, Fernando Rees
98: Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda