Aston Martin Racing to sit out Spa to continue AMR-One Development
This race meeting will set an agenda for us that doesn't allow us to achieve what we need to accomplish.
Gaydon, 28 April 2011. Aston Martin Racing has made the decision not to contest the 1000km of Spa Francorchamps on 7th May, but instead to focus on the ongoing AMR-One testing and development programme.
The ground up developed AMR-One, Aston Martin's new LMP1 prototype racer which features a new turbo-charged direct injection 2.0 litre straight six petrol engine experienced difficulties at the Le Mans test with the engine plasma cylinder lining. The ambitious project which is still in its early stages of a three year plan began in September last year.
David Richards, Aston Martin Racing Chairman said: "We could go to the Spa 1000km race in May, but this race meeting will set an agenda for us that doesn't allow us to achieve what we need to accomplish. We need to complete our testing at our own pace including engine, aero and long distance tests."