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AMROne Debuts


The new Gulf AMROne debuts at the opening round of the European Le Mans Series at the Paul Ricard circuit




The new Gulf liveried and sponsored Aston Martin AMR-One made its first racing start this weekend at the opening round of the Le Mans Series at Paul Ricard – essentially undergoing a full race test in the 6 Hours of Le Castellet.

Gulf Oil International, Brand and Marketing Manager, Sam Cork was at Paul Ricardto witness the car’s debut “Aston Martin Racing worked incredibly hard this weekend, for which they deserve great credit and it was evident that a considerable amount of progress has been made in a short period of time. I’m sure that we will continue to see AMR-One becoming more and more competitive as the season progresses.”




The blue and orange AMR-One Le Mans contender performed well for only its third ever test,  - with the car completing 96 laps. The total mileage achieved surpasses all shake-down tests achieved to date with much data and learning gained. Aside from a misfire developing, the car exceeded expectations at this early stage of development. Modifications to balance and set-up were made throughout the weekend with driver feedback improving continuously with every stint.

Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell said: “This weekend has provided valuable progress to our development programme. We have taken advantage of testing under race conditions with better understanding of how the car behaves in traffic and on/off the racing line.

“We have solved some inevitable teething problems, and begun to concentrate on the dynamic characteristics of the car. I must stress how early we are in the development process and we go home now to continue in preparation for Le Mans Test later this month.”




AMR-One driver Darren Turner (GB) said: “We have made some good steps forward this weekend and the car has changed significantly in each session as we are finding out more and more about thecar.

“We had a good hour and half at the start of the race and then needed to check some small issues which is what today has been all about – it’s like a six hour test session. Generally the car feels really good – we’ll forge ahead with what we have learnt today.”

AMR will continue its test programme in France this week in preparation for the Le Mans Official Test Day for this year’s 24 Hour race on April 24.




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