FIA WEC - RACE 7: 6H FUJI
16. October 2016
Austin, Texas/USA. Young Driver AMR dominates in Texas: Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim continued their strong performance in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and took a spotless victory in the sixth round at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. It was the first victory for Young Driver AMR since moving up to the GTE Pro category of the World Championship with the Aston Martin Racing entered Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin V8 and the eight World Championship victory for Young Driver AMR overall. As the Danish Duo of Sørensen/Thiim also claimed Pole Position in Texas, they got maximum points this weekend and not only extended Young Driver AMR lead in the team championship, but also took the lead of the GT driver’s world championship.
Young Driver AMR leads the GTE Pro teams championship of the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) after five of nine rounds. Marco Sørensen and Nicki Thiim took the championship lead for Young Driver AMR with a third place finish the inaugural 6 hours of Mexico in the Aston Martin Racing entered #95 Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin Vantage V8. The Danish Duo of Sørensen/Thiim started from Pole Position, lead 125 of 202 laps and took the fastest lap of the race before they eventually finished third in a rain-affected end of the race. Thanks to the third podium finish this season, Young Driver AMR took the lead in the GTE Pro Endurance Trophy for teams, while Sørensen/Thiim are now second in the GT drivers world championship.