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AMR Wins GTE-Am; Heinemeier Hansson, Poulsen Crowned Champs

Young Driver AMR squad claim GTE-Am win, title in Bahrain…

Photo: Drew Gibson/AMR

Photo: Drew Gibson/AMR

Aston Martin Racing’s David Heinemeier Hansson and Kristian Poulsen locked up the GTE-Am Drivers’ title with the a class win alongside Nicki Thiim in Saturday’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Bahrain.

The trio claimed their fourth class victory of the season in a race that went the way of the “Dane Train” in dominant fashion yet again.

Heinemeier Hansson took the No. 95 Young Driver AMR-backed entry across the line one lap ahead of the No. 81 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia of Michele Rugolo for the win, despite making a driver change on the final stop to give Heinemeier Hansson the needed minimum drive time.

The sister No. 98 Aston Martin of Pedro Lamy, Christoffer Nygaard and Paul Dalla Lana, the only car that remained in the title hunt heading into the weekend, finished third after losing time due to a pit lane penalty in the second hour.

The top-five was completed by the No. 88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR and No. 90 8Star Motorsports Ferrari, which rebounded from a penalty for avoidable contact with the No. 95 Aston in the fifth hour.

RESULTS: Six Hours of Bahrain

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