Aston Martin Racing driver Andy is making a return to top line prototype racing this weekend and is aiming to play an integral part in bringing Aston Martin Racing’s 2011 season to a successful close at the Six Hours of Zhuhai on Sunday, 13th November.
Having achieved a popular overall victory at the 6 Hours of Laguna Seca and a third place podium finish at the prestigious 1,000 Mile Petit Le Mans in October, the team has high hopes of rounding off a successful second half of the season and the Cheshire-based driver is planning on bringing home some silverware.
At the final round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Andy will be sharing the cockpit of the DBR1-2 around with 2.68 mile track with Stefan Mücke of Germany and Swiss driver, Harold Primat. All three drivers have just one aim in mind – to challenge the diesel cars once again and win the unofficial ‘petrol-powered’ category; the LMP1 machine’s performance at Road Atlanta was particularly impressive amongst a highly competitive grid that included a full complement of factory-backed, diesel-powered machines.
Andy, who is stepping back into the LMP1 racer after two recent VLN races in an Aston Martin GT4 car, said: “I’m really looking forward to being back in the prototype and driving with Stefan and Harold. It will be my first time in China and, from what I’ve seen and heard, the circuit looks like it will encourage good racing.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to give Aston Martin a strong result at the end of the season to build on what was achieved at Laguna Seca and Petit Le Mans.”
Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell, added: “Firstly, I’d like to welcome Andy Meyrick back to the LMP1 team this year. Let’s hope we can continue our run of good results.
“We have not run an LMP1 car at Zhuhai before but, with the test day on Wednesday, we have a chance to catch up on our competitors who raced here last year and find a good set up for the circuit.”
Official practice sessions take place on Friday and Saturday morning, followed by qualifying at 1450 hours (GMT) on Saturday. The six hour race starts at 1100 hours (GMT) on Sunday.