Aston Martin Racing's Fantastic Four to Contest Petit Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing has today announced its driver line-up for the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Road Atlanta on September 30.

The British team will not be recruiting two additional drivers, for the ten-hour, 1,000-mile, Petit Le Mans endurance classic. Instead, the team will leave the driving to Aston Martin Racing regulars, Tomas Enge (Czech Republic) and Darren Turner (UK) in the 007 DBR9 and Pedro Lamy (Portugal) and Stephane Sarrazin (France) in the 009 DBR9.

Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell said: "We are extremely pleased with our current driver line-up -- the guys have all done a great job so far this year so we didn't want to play around with the format.

"The DBR9 is now much more comfortable to drive with the improvements we have made to driver cooling so I am confident that this is the right decision for the team. This is a no compromise approach which will give us great continuity and each driver more track time."

Darren Turner, who will be driving the 007 DBR9 with Tomas Enge said: "I'm looking forward to it. It will definitely be a challenge and probably even more intense than Le Mans as we will fit more driving into a shorter period of time, but I know we will all rise to the challenge.

"The track at Atlanta is a little like Road America. You need to get a good flow because it has tricky corners."

Stephane Sarrazin was equally enthusiastic: "As a driver the more time I spend in the car the better, Pedro (Lamy) and I have worked well together all season so I am happy that we will be working hard together again in the 009 car at Road Atlanta.

Round nine of the American Le Mans Series, the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta starts at 11:45am Eastern Time on Saturday, September 30. SPEED Channel will broadcast the race from 11:30am -- 5.30pm and 7.30pm -- 10.00pm (ET) and the website will feature live coverage from American Le Mans Radio and will also feature live timing and scoring.

-credit: amr