Young Driver AMR Look To End Strong 6-Hour Season With Win


Young Driver AMR will be looking to end the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship season on a high with victory in Bahrain.

Christoffer Nygaard, Kristian Poulsen and Nicki Thiim will come together for the final time in 2013, sharing the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE that has dominated the GTE Am class throughout the year.

“We are looking forward to the last race of the season and considering the performance of Aston Martin Racing there last season and according to our data, it’s looks very promising,” said Nygaard. “The temperatures will be a bit cooler compared to the race there last season and of course we have a different tire compound, but that should not be any disadvantage. Our goal is to end the season with a class victory. We had a great pace since the beginning of the season and I suppose we will also be on the pace at Bahrain. We are not going for the championship any more and have nothing to loose, so our only focus is to end the season with a win.”

The #95 car has led 523 out of 871 racing laps in the GTE Am class throughout the season’s six hour races, more than any other team in the class. Bad luck in China and Sao Paolo, meant the team dropped out of the running for the championship, sitting 40.5 points behind the leading duo of Stuart Hall and Jamie Campbell-Walter.

“After we experienced bad luck during the last round, our forecast for the weekend should be cautious, but we would like to end the season in style,” said Young Driver AMR’s Jan Sturve. “I think we finally deserve it to conclude our first FIA WEC season on the podium. At Bahrain, we would like to prove for the final time this season how strong our drivers, the team and the car are.”