Wednesday 13 July 2011

Last stop in Europe for Young Driver AMR Weather is everything for Young Driver AMR in the south of France

Last stop in Europe for Young Driver AMR
Weather is everything for Young Driver AMR in the south of France

Paderborn, 13.07.2011 [GT1 World Championship]
For the last time this season, the two Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin
DBR9 are transported to the racetrack by the bright yellow Young
Driver AMR-trucks. Before the second season of the GT1 World
Championship concludes with three races overseas, to which the cars
will be shipped by boat, the French round at the Paul Ricard HTTT
(High Tech Test Track) in Le Castellet at the French Riviera marks
the last European stop of the championship. In the south of France,
Young Driver AMR and it’s four drivers Alex Müller (GER)/ Tomas
Enge (CZE) and Stefan Mücke (GER)/ Darren Turner (GBR) aim to
bring themselves in a good position in the championship, before the
GT1-tour heads overseas.
After a tough weekend in Spain only ten days ago, the Paul Ricard
HTTT in Le Castellet will be another challenge for Young Driver AMR.
“The weather will play a major part this weekend”, Young Driver
AMR-team principal Hardy Fischer says. “If it’s hot down there, like at
Navarra, it can be difficult for us. Last year we had a good speed at
Le Castellet, but had some technical issues. If it isn’t too hot, I hope
for a good result, that will keep us in contention to the championship
Before the French round of the GT1 World championship, Young
Driver AMR is fourth in the team championship. Mücke/Turner are
sixth in the driver’s championship with Müller/Enge one spot behind.
Driver quotes before the race:
Alex Müller (#7 Young Driver-Aston Martin DBR9): “Paul Ricard is
a really nice track, I raced there with Young Driver AMR in April. My
teammates, who raced there last season with Aston Martin, told me
it’s not an ideal track for our Aston Martin DBR9. After a tough
weekend with much bad luck in Spain, I hope for better luck in
France. In Spain we also had 30kg ballast on board, in France we
now run ballast-free and should be more competitive. I hope for a
clean race and looking forward to improve our position in the
Tomá! Enge (#7 Young Driver-Aston Martin DBR9): “As we know
from the past, the car works very good in cool conditions and we
hope for cool weather in France. We have a very good aero and good
power, but this is effect by the weather. If it’s hot at Paul Ricard it will
be difficult for us. Otherwise I hope that we can grab some points.”
Stefan Mücke (#8 Young Driver-Aston Martin DBR9): “Some parts
of the track really suit our Aston Martin, but there are also some very
long straights, which are not so good for us. Tire performance will be
an issue, too. There are some very fast corners at Paul Ricard where
it’s not possible to save the tires. In Spain we struggled with the very
high temperatures, but if it’s cool in France, we might have a have
chance for a podium finish, if we have two trouble free races.”

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Darren Turner (#8 Young Driver-Aston Martin DBR9): „Paul Ricard
is not the strongest circuit for us, but we will do the best we can. It
would be very nice to get some points there after a tough weekend in
Navarra, which really dented our chances in the championship.”
Follow GT1 World:
Both races and the qualifying are streamed live in the internet with
English commentary at
Friday 15th July
09:00 - 10:20 FIA GT1 World Championship Free Practice
14:25 - 15:45 FIA GT1 World Championship Pre-Qualifying
Saturday 16th July
10:40 - 11:40 FIA GT1 World Championship Qualifying
16:15 - 17:15 FIA GT1 World Championship Qualifying Race
Sunday 17th July
09:00 - 09:30 FIA GT1 World Championship Warm Up
15:15 - 16:15 FIA GT1 World Championship Championship Race

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Schedule GT1-World 2011
24. – 25. March Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi (VAE)
08. – 10. April Zolder (B)
06. – 08. May Algarve, Portimão (P)
13. – 15. May Sachsenring (D)
03. – 05. June Silverstone Supercar 2011 (GB)
01. – 03. July Navarra (E)
15. – 17. July HTTT Paul Ricard, Le Castellet (F)
02. – 04. September Ordos (CN)
21. – 23. October Curitiba (BR)
05. – 06. November San Luis (ARG)
About Young Driver AMR
Young Driver AMR was founded by Hardy Fischer and his friend and
long-time associate Jan Struve in late 2009 and is representing Aston
Martin as one of only two teams in the FIA GT1 World Championship
with two Aston Martin DBR9. The abbreviation AMR in the team
name stands for Aston Martin Racing, Young Driver AMR is the only
official German partner team of Aston Martin Racing. Young Driver
AMR is a sister-team of Fischer Racing and based in Paderborn. In
it’s first racing season 2010, Young Driver AMR took three victories in
the FIA GT1 World Championship and finished on the class podium in
it’s first ever outing in the legendary 24 hours of Le Mans in France.
Young Driver Team presse.

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