ASTON MARTIN RACING TAKE DRAMATIC VICTORY AT LE MANS
PAGID RACING Technical Partner Aston Martin Racing took a dramatic last lap victory in GTE Pro class at the 24 hour of Le-Mans with the Aston Martin Vantage GTE.
The battle of the GT manufacturers was resolved at the beginning of the final lap when Adam pounced on the class-leading Corvette of Jordan Taylor. Adam spent the final stint hounding Taylor, failing to make a lunge at Arnage corner stick near the end.
But on the following lap Taylor locked up and went straight across the second Mulsanne chicane, and from that moment he was unable to hold the Vantage off to hang on for victory.
Outstanding work by all 3 drivers, Jonny Adam, Darren Turner and Daniel Serra, and of course the entire Team at Aston Martin Racing for this amazing achievement against the strongest class entry in the race.
TF Sport Win British GT Championship 2016
TF Sport drivers Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam take the 2016 British GT Championship at the final round of the season at Donington Park, by overcoming a 11.5 point deficit Factory AMR driver Jonny Adam making history in process by being the first driver to take back to back Championships, the previous season with Beechdean AMR.
Corvette, Viper Secure GT Class Wins at Rolex 24
Daytona Beach 25th January 2015
A 24-hour race came down to a seven minute sprint to the checkered flag in the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona with the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R beating the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTE from BMW Team Rahal Letterman to the stripe by a mere 0.478 seconds.
PAGID RACING pads were not only the choice of the winners but also used by 80% of all GTLM cars and 40% of the GTD cars.
GT Le Mans class winner: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe shared the winning No. 3 Corvette C7.R while their No. 4 sister car with drivers Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Simon Pagenaud finished 3rd.
GT Daytona class winner: The No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R and drivers Dominik Farnbacher, Ben Keating, Al Carter, Kuno Wittmer and Cameron Lawrence had the field covered for much of the Rolex 24 in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.
GTLM class runner up: team Rahal Letterman No. 25 BMW Z4 GTE and drivers Bill Auberlin, Dirk Werner, Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler finished (after 24h of intense racing) less than a second behind the leader. The No. 24 sister car finished 4th.
Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR with Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Marc Lieb finished 5th just in front of Aston Martin Racing’s Aston Martin Vantage V8 with Pedro Lamy, Paul Dalla Lana, Darren Turner, Stefan Muecke and Matthias Lauda.
Pagid RS partners triumph in WEC round four at Austin
In both GT classes, the partner teams of Pagid RS took podium places one to three.
The WEC visit to Austin turned out to be a real acid test for the drivers.
A sudden downpour in the first third of the race caused many accidents until the race was interrupted by red flags. Afterwards, a tactically challenging race called for a perfect tire choice, and Stefan Mücke and Darren Turner made it. The two factory drivers in their Aston Martin Vantage V8 equipped with high-performance brake pads by Pagid clinched their first victory of the season.
“I’m absolutely happy about the first season victory. That was a very interesting race,” said a pleased Stefan Mücke. The 32-year-old had started the race from grid position two and taken the lead in the GTE Pro class right after the first turn.
Frédéric Makowiecki and Patrick Pilet from Porsche Team Manthey in the 911 RSR celebrated second place. The GTE-Pro class podium was completed by the AF Corse drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander who are now leading the drivers’ standings with 106 championship points.
Pedro Lamy, Christoffer Nygaard and Paul Dalla Lana by clinching victory in the GTE-Am class perfected a one-two finish for Aston Martin. Richie Stanaway, Kristian Poulsen and David Heinemeier Hansson completed the Aston Martin triumph as the runners-up. Christian Ried, Khaled Al Qubaisi and Klaus Bachler in the Proton Porsche 911 RSR finished in third place.
Fantastic WEC season opener for Pagid RS
The start of the new season in the World Endurance Championship could not have gone any better for Pagid RS, as Pagid partners celebrated one-two-three podium finishes in two classes.
Porsche Team Manthey in the GTE-Pro class even celebrated a one-two success. The Porsche 911 RSR equipped with high-performance brake pads driven by Marco Holzer/Frédéric Makowiecki/Richard Lietz won ahead of its sister car with Patrick Pilet/Jörg Bergmeister/Nick Tandy. Behind them, Pagid’s customer Aston Martin Racing with Darren Turner/Stefan Mücke in the Vantage V8 completed the podium.
Winner GTE-Am class: Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Vantage V8
In the GTE-Am class, the Britons repeated their success from last year. Kristian Poulsen/David Heinemeier Hansson/Nicki Thiim in an Aston Martin Vantage V8 won ahead of their team-mates Paul Dalla Lana/Pedro Lamy/Christoffer Nygaard. The third car to finish on the podium was the Ferrari F458 Italia of the AF Corse team.
Winner GTE-Pro class: Porsche, Porsche 911 RSR
Rolex 24 At Daytona – again a great success for PAGID Racing!
Daytona Beach, Florida January 2014
A twice-around-the-clock test of endurance turned into a 10-minute test of nerves Sunday at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The exciting debut of competition in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) featured side-by-side battles right down to the wire in both GT classes.
PAGID Racing experienced a successful start to the TUSCC, supplying over 60% of the entire GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes with PAGID RS racing brake pads and also securing an impressive GTD class win and GTLM class podium results.
GTD class winner: Level 5 Motorsports, Ferrari 458 Italia
Drivers - Scott Tucker; Bill Sweedler; Jeff Segal; Townsend Bell; Alessandro Pier Guidi
GTD class 2nd: BMW Team Rahal Letterman, BMW Z4 GTE
Drivers - Bill Auberlin; Andy Priaulx; Joey Hand; Maxime Martin
GTD class 3rd: SRT Motorsports, SRT Viper GTS-R
Drivers - Dominik Farnbacher; Marc Goossens; Ryan Hunter-Reay