After an exhausting 24 hours of racing, the No.97 Aston Martin Vantage GTE crossed the line at Le Mans in sixth place in the GTE Pro Class. Despite leading a large part of the race, luck wasn’t on the side of Stefan Mucke, Bruno Senna and our columnist, Darren Turner.
“Finding the sweet spot”
"So far in the World Endurance Championship this year we have struggled for pace in dry conditions so we were expecting a tough time at Le Mans. A little bit of magic happened during the race though. Once the track rubbered up the car really came alive and we could race hard without fear of the car biting back. It’s so important to have a well-balanced car at Le Mans so it was a good feeling to feel the car responding just how I want it to and allow us to take the fight to Ferrari, Porsche and Corvette."