Le Mans: Aston Martin take control of GTEs

David Hobbs
James Moy Photography/Press Asso
James Moy Photography/Press Asso



Aston Martin led the GTE Pro and Am classes as Le Mans reached the eight-hour mark but both classes looked as though they would be going right to the wire.

As the clock moved towards 2300 CET, Darren Turner in the #97 Vantage GTE was less than half a second behind the leading Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of fellow Briton Richard Westbrook on lap 71 before passing him on the Mulsanne Straight. He was still leading GTE Pro as the eight-hour mark came whilst Giancarlo Fisichella had moved up to second in the #51 AF Corse Ferrari 458 Italia.