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Aston Martin Racing Faces Pre-Race Setback Aston Martin Racing is facing a race against time to repair the no. 57 DBR9 following a racing incident in practice for the 1,000 mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans race, the penultimate...

Aston Martin Racing Faces Pre-Race Setback

Aston Martin Racing is facing a race against time to repair the no. 57 DBR9 following a racing incident in practice for the 1,000 mile, 10-hour Petit Le Mans race, the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series, this weekend.

Irishman Jonny Kane was at the wheel, exiting the brow of a hill when he came upon a prototype car that had recently left the pits. The collision caused front-end damage to the Aston Martin Racing DBR9, and extensive damage to the Horag Lista Racing Lola prototype driven by Belgian Eric van de Poele.

The team is flying spare parts over from England and expects to have the car ready for Kane and his co-drivers, David Brabham and Darren Turner, in time for Friday's qualifying session.

"The car is repairable, we are just not sure how long it will take," said Team Principal George Howard-Chappell. "The team are working hard and we are aiming to get the car ready in time for qualifying. It is not ideal that we will lose a day but we have tested over the weekend and have made good progress."

-www.astonmartinracing.com

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Series ALMS
Drivers David Brabham , Darren Turner , Jonny Kane , George Howard-Chappell
Teams Aston Martin Racing