Road Atlanta II: Aston Martin qualifying report

Aston Martin Racing qualifies third and fourth in Atlanta Aston Martin Racing qualified its DBR9s in third and fourth positions in the GT1 class for the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series, the 1000-mile Petit Le ...

Aston Martin Racing qualifies third and fourth in Atlanta

Aston Martin Racing qualified its DBR9s in third and fourth positions in the GT1 class for the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series, the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans.

David Brabham set third fastest time in the no. 57 car after the team had completed extensive repairs following an accident on Wednesday night. Spare parts were sourced and flown out from England on Thursday, and the car therefore did not run again until practice on Friday. Brabham's best time was one minute 17.020s.

"After the damage that we had in practice, we lost a whole day," said the Australian. "We are not as quick as the Corvettes here, we already knew that anyway, but we are as quick as the other car."

Czech driver Tomas Enge's best time in the no. 58 car was one minute 17.144s. "The run was without any problems, it was a clear lap, no mistakes, the car was pretty good, it just was not fast enough," said Enge. "We are still playing the safe game for the race. We are fourth, but we are very close to each other and close to the Corvettes too. We are not fastest, but we are still happy!"

Team Principal George Howard-Chappell commented: "We have done the best that we can. We tested here for three days, got a good base set-up and that is about as fast as it will go. We are really pleased that the repair on no. 57 is perfect as it is as quick as the other one. As usual the team worked in their normal professional way and the result shows."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , David Brabham , George Howard-Chappell
Teams Aston Martin Racing