Road Atlanta: Aston Martin Racing hour four notes

Four hours into the race, the Aston Martin DBR9s are first and third in the GT1 class at Road Atlanta, Stephane Sarrazin leading the GT1 class in the 009 Aston Martin DBR9, one lap ahead of the GT1 pack. High drama persisted at the 2.54-mile, ...

Four hours into the race, the Aston Martin DBR9s are first and third in the GT1 class at Road Atlanta, Stephane Sarrazin leading the GT1 class in the 009 Aston Martin DBR9, one lap ahead of the GT1 pack.

High drama persisted at the 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course in Braselton, Georgia as the safety car was deployed for the fourth time in three hours following a sizeable accident involving an LMP1 prototype.

Unfortunately the 007 DBR9 was unable to take advantage of the full course yellow as Tomas Enge had entered the pits a couple of laps prior to the yellow flag. Darren Turner, taking over from Enge, dropped to third in class.

However, the 009 DBR9 took full advantage of the seven-lap caution and after receiving a wave-by, Pedro Lamy pitted for tyres and fuel and rejoined the pack at the head of the GT1 class, one minute ahead of his competitors.

The 007 car pitted three hours and 40 minutes into the race for tyres, fuel and a driver change, Enge rejoining the race in fourth place. The third place Corvette pitted shortly after enabling the 007 car to regain third.

Lamy pitted on lap 150, the 009 crew changing tyres and refuelling the car in lightning quick time to allow Stephane Sarrazin to rejoin the race GT1 leader as the race approached the four-hour mark.

-credit: aston martin racing k

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , Darren Turner , Stéphane Sarrazin , Pedro Lamy
Teams Aston Martin Racing