Laguna Seca: Aston Martin Racing warm-up report

Aston Martin Racing encouraged by warm-up pace Aston Martin Racing was encouraged with its pace in pre-race warm-up for the final round of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca. Darren Turner set fastest time in the GT1 class in his no. 57...

Aston Martin Racing encouraged by warm-up pace

Aston Martin Racing was encouraged with its pace in pre-race warm-up for the final round of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca. Darren Turner set fastest time in the GT1 class in his no. 57 Aston Martin DBR9, while Pedro Lamy was third in the no. 58 car.

"We made a change last night, a fundamental change and it seems to have given us more balance," confirmed Turner. "We don't have more grip, but at least we are able to use what grip we have available more effectively. It is an easier car to drive than before and you want to have something as driver-friendly as possible. We now have a car that is a bit more neutral, a bit more driver friendly and has given us a little more lap time. It has been a good evening work by the team last night, working through the problems with the engineers, and things are now a little bit better."

Team Principal George Howard-Chappell added: "If the track is clean, and the temperatures are low, we will run reasonably strongly, but warm-ups are never a great thing to go on. Never the less, the cars seem to be better balanced this morning and we have more grip, so that suits us. The changes we made were fairly minor and I am sure this has more to do with the track and the tyres working in the cooler conditions."

Lamy, who will share with Peter Kox, said: "The car feels better than yesterday. We have some problems still with the handling, but if we can do that pace during the race, we will be strong."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Pedro Lamy , Peter Kox , George Howard-Chappell
Teams Aston Martin Racing