‘Perfect’ Qualifying In Beijing for Young Driver AMR

Young Driver AMR celebrated a perfect qualifying session with their two Aston Martin DBR9s in second and third and well place for victory in the FIA GT1 World Championship in Beijing

Stefan Mücke and Darren Turner secured a front row starting position and will start from second position of the grid. Alex Müller and Tomas Enge will start in the Gulf liveried DBR9 one spot behind from third position in the penultimate round of the GT1 World Championship.

Both Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin didn't have any problems to make it into the final third Qualifying session of the three-parted qualifying, held in the evening of the first day of the event.

Turner was delighted with the team effort and personally feels with his original set up he stands a good chance of making the top step of the podium in the race.

He said: “Second and third on the grid is a great result for the team. In the beginning of Q2, I tried something new in terms of driving style. But couldn't make it work and returned to my old driving style.

“I set the second quickest time in Q2 and used only one set of tires, which is pretty important for our race strategy.

“It might be raining tomorrow, which will make things very difficult. The track is difficult in the dry, so it will be really hard when it rains.

“But the event has been good for us so far and I hope we can carry that momentum.”

Ford-GT driver Maxime Martin took the Pole Position, only 0,097 seconds ahead of Stefan Mücke.

Mücke said: “The Qualifying 1 has been very difficult, as we had two red flags. Surprisingly, the track is not as bad as expected for us.

“It was a very positive first day here, we are very satisfied with the front row starting position. I made a small mistake on my fastest lap in Q3, but considering we also have 20kg of success ballast on board, it's very good.”

Young Driver AMR is currently fourth in the team championship of the GT1 World Championship. Stefan Mücke/Darren Turner are fourth in the drivers championship, while Alex Müller and Tomas Enge are eighth.