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‘New’ #95 Aston Martin Shakes Down

Replacement Vantage GTE after Sorensen test day shunt

Aston Martin Racing took under six days to build up a new Vantage GTE to replace the car destroyed in Marco Sorensen’s Test Day brush with Harrison Newey’s SMP Racing Dallara.

The new car shook down today before being dispatched to Le Mans in time for scrutineering on Monday in the Place de la Republique.

The original #95 suffered heavy damage (seen below) after high-speed contact between the two cars saw the Aston Martin impact the barriers at very high speed suffering heavy damage front and rear but thankfully with no injury to Sorensen.

Both drivers were sanctioned by the Test Day Stewards with suspended 1 minute Stop & Go penalties for unsafe manoeuvres during overtaking.

Pics copyright AMR