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Aston Martin Fastest In Nürburbring 24 Warm Up

68 cars head out


The morning warm-up at the 2018 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours was used by many teams to test systems and ensure that the cars were ready for the race.

Only 68 cars of the 148 entries ventured out on track and 41 of them set a time. Of those it was Maxime Martin in the #7 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 who set the fastest time of 8:17.043 – about eight-seconds slower than the qualifying time.

He led the Glickenhaus SCT003c with Thomas Mutsch who came out late in the session to set a time of 8:18.970 – under a second slower that the Aston Martin.

As per the rule-book, the cars that competed in the Top-30 Shootout, could not start their session until 20 minutes had passed which meant that the faster runners didn’t come out until around half way through the session. However, as many cars weren’t looking to set a time, this was not an issue.

Mercifully there were no big issues during the session, though the #305 and #134 Securtal Sorg Porsches and the #175 Prosport Audi did come to a stop on track. The two Porsches were able to continue under their own power however.

The race gets underway at 3:30pm local time.