Bruno Senna will join the previously all-Danish #95 Young Driver-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GTE in Fuji.
The Brazilian will race alongside Christoffer Nygaard and Kristian Poulsen for the Japanese round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, marking the first time of the season that a non-Danish driver will be behind the wheel of the #95 Vantage.
Senna, who has 46 Formula 1 starts to his name, comes to Japan off of victory in Austin for Aston Martin Racing in the GTE-Pro class, while Young Driver-AMR will look to continue the momentum after a strong second place result for the team in America.
“I couldn’t be more happy as with the addition of Bruno Senna”, says Young Driver´s Jan Struve. “We knew that Nicky [Thiim, a regular with Young Driver-AMR] would not be available for Japan and discussed your options with Aston Martin Racing. My dream was to have Bruno Senna in the car and I’m really thankful that Aston Martin Racing made this work. Bruno is not only very quick, he is also a great person and a perfect fit for our team. If you mix up some Danish Dynamite with South American spirit, this can only be a successful combination.”
“I’m really looking forward to have Bruno in the team”, added Nygaard. “He won the last round in Austin in a Pro-class Aston Martin, so he also brings tons of new experience to our car. It’s really good to have him in the car in Japan, as we don’t expect an easy weekend. The track is new for us and the race last season showed, that Fuji is a very challenging track for Aston Martin. The competition will also be very tight, as there will be some new drivers around. I hope that we will be able to score another podium finish with help of Bruno.”