Alex Lynn enjoyed making his point-scoring, albeit uneventful, Aston Martin Racing debut in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Spa.
The Grove racer is part of AMR’s new team for the GTE class competition, which will challenge BMW, Ferrari, Ford and Porsche.
Lights went out for the new season with the six-hour race in Belgium on Saturday.
Lynn qualified his #97 in eighth and had put in a calm drive for the opening two stints before handing over to team-mates Jonny Adam and Maxime Martin.
The car lacked the pace to stay with the frontrunners and finished sixth, with AMR’s other racer finishing a place behind for a total of 14 points.
Lynn said: “I was really happy that my first weekend with AMR went smoothly.
“It’s great to represent the team and the brand, and on your first event with any factory team you want to make sure your race is clean.
“I had really strong lap times in the race, it was positive and now we need to build on it, especially with Le Mans coming up next month – we hope that it will be a much closer race.”
The next race is the 24 hours of Le Mans on June 13.