Young Driver AMR gets its FIA World Endurance Championship challenge back underway at the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo this weekend, following a 10-week post-Le Mans summer break.
The race at Interlagos marks the start of the fly-away-season, with rounds in Brazil, America, Japan, China and Bahrain. The team is no stranger to the Brazilian circuit, having taken a 1-2 finish in the GT1 World Championship in an Aston Martin DBR9.
Nicki Thiim will make his team debut in Brazil, taking the seat of Allan Simonsen, who lost his life in an accident in the opening hour of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Thiim will share driving duties with fellow countrymen Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen. Following the Le Mans accident, the team will start with a newly built Aston Martin Vantage GTE.
“Interlagos is a great track, it’s one of those classic Grand-Prix-tracks where it´s much fun to drive,” said Nygaard. “There are some real quick corners, which should suit our Aston Martin Vantage quite well.
“This weekend we have Nicki Thiim onboard. He is a great talent and super quick, but of course, we have at first get together as a team, so we a have cautious approach. Our aim is to score as many points as possible. We want to win the championship in honour of Allan Simonsen and with five races to go, everything is still possible. It will be hard work, but I have two good teammates with Kristian and Nicki and we have a super quick race car.”