Aston Martin Racing to compete at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca Aston Martin Racing has today confirmed that it will compete in the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Road Atlanta, Georgia and Laguna Seca, California next...
Aston Martin Racing to compete at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca
Aston Martin Racing has today confirmed that it will compete in the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Road Atlanta, Georgia and Laguna Seca, California next month.
The Aston Martin Racing DBR9 made its debut in the first ALMS race of the 2005 season at the 12-Hours of Sebring, taking a hard-fought GT1 class victory and fourth place overall.
Since victory at Sebring, the two-car team has competed at Silverstone, Le Mans and Spa, achieving three further podium finishes, including an outright win. The team looks to continue its success on Oct. 1 in the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and on Oct. 15 in the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca.
Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Having started our programme at Sebring in March this year, it is fitting that we return to the U.S. to complete the season and I think we have a good chance for success at these two race tracks.
"We've learned many lessons and have accomplished a great deal in our first year back in racing."
Speaking on behalf of Aston Martin Racing, David Richards added: "It's a pleasure to be returning to the highly competitive ALMS series in the U.S., where Aston Martin has many fans and customers, and we look forward to renewing the rivalries we have enjoyed all year."
Driving DBR9 No. 57 at Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta will be: David Brabham (Australia), Darren Turner (UK) and one further driver yet to be confirmed. Car No. 58 will be driven by Peter Kox (Netherlands), Pedro Lamy (Portugal) and Tomas Enge (Czech Republic).
The line-up for the four-hour race at Laguna Seca will see Brabham and Turner piloting car No. 57 and Kox and Lamy in car No. 58.