Aston Martin Racing travelled to Bahrain for the final round of the WEC season with all to play for and the team started the weekend in fine fashion; with a pole position and third in the GTE Am class and third and fifth in the GTE Pro class. A solid start to the weekend.

The weekend continued brilliantly for both AM class GTE’s and it was the all-Danish trio of Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Nicki Thiim, in the #95 Vantage GTE, who converted their 6th Pole Position of the season into a fantastic and well deserved race Victory, taking the chequered flag in the GTE Am class a whole lap in front of the Eightstar; #81 Ferrari.

“We are really happy to convert a pole into a win,” comments Nygaard. “All year, the pace was there, but so many small problems that were out of our hands stopped us from winning. It really came together today“

The #96 Vantage GTE continued the celebrations, with British drivers Jamie Campbell-Walter and Stuart Hall clinching the Trophy for GTE Am Drivers, ably supported by Roald Goethe, who returned to share the driving duties for the season finale.

“It’s a dream come true,” commented Campbell-Walter. “I have three thank you messages; the first is for Stuart for being a fantastic team-mate all year, the second is for Roald, without him we wouldn’t be here at all and the third is for the team at Aston Martin Racing.”

John Gaw, Team Principal commented: “…everyone at Aston Martin Racing is so proud of the #96 crew for winning the Trophy for GTE Am Drivers and it was fitting that the #95 car finished the season on a high with its third race win of the season.”

AMR were denied further titles in the Pro class after the #97 & #99 GTE Pro cars had to retire from the race despite running strongly for the majority.

AMR ended up as runners up in the chase for GTE Pro crown and the LMGTE Manufacturers title. John Gaw commented, “Engine failure is so rare, so for it to happen to us twice in one race is of course highly unusual. We came here at the end of an incredibly strong year and, thanks to fantastic work by all of the team, we were leading the championship. We did everything within our control to leave here champions and we can all be very proud. The outcome was not what we wanted on the day and unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be in GTE Pro.”