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Martin Brundle Takes Class Win At VLN3

Wet conditions see #150 Aston Martin come through the chaos to take class victory

1990 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Martin Brundle took his first race win since July 1990 at the Nürburgring today as he took the win, together with Garage 59s Alexander West and Chris Goodwin in the #150 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the SP8 class.

The pair came home 90th in a starting field of 183 in a race that saw terrible weather conditions in the first hour, multiple cars finding the heavy rain, and subsequently treacherous track, in 90th position overall.

The #150 car always looked in the running for a podium slot, Brundle surviving the worst of the conditions as others found trouble, the pace always good and the reliability of the well proven last generation Aston GT4 proving to be the ideal tool for the drivers to complete their required training laps prior to confirmation of their full ‘Ring Permit.

DSC believes that Brundle’s last race win came in the wake of victory in the 1990 Le Mans 24 Hours, as he took the win at Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport circuit in IROC XIV, in a Dodge Dart, oddly a front-engined V8 powered GT car! (Ah!! no, it was 2011 and it was in a rear-engined V8 sports prototype, a Radical SR8 no less in the Radical Masters alongside Alex ‘Baby’ Brundle at Donington Park)