Aston Martin Racing twelve hour report

ASTON MARTIN RACING EXTENDS CLASS LEAD AT LE MANS The pace at Le Mans intensified during the night, with the Aston Martin Racing DBR9s setting their fastest times of the race so far. Car number 009 continued to lead the GT1 class in fifth ...

ASTON MARTIN RACING EXTENDS CLASS LEAD AT LE MANS

The pace at Le Mans intensified during the night, with the Aston Martin Racing DBR9s setting their fastest times of the race so far. Car number 009 continued to lead the GT1 class in fifth position overall, with Stephane Ortelli and then Pedro Lamy at the wheel.

However there were more dramas for car 007. Tomas Enge set a stunning pace throughout his double stint, but on the lap that he was due to pit, he suffered a high-speed puncture on the approach to Indianapolis. The Czech driver skilfully controlled his DBR9 and brought it back to the pits without losing too much time.

Pedro Lamy (009): "The car was handling really well and I was able to set some fast lap times. There is a lot of dirt off the racing line, which meant that there was only one line to take; it was slippery when overtaking slower cars."

Tomas Enge (007): "I was pushing really hard and the car was handling well. Then, on the lap that I was due to pit, I had a high-speed puncture approaching Indianapolis. I brought the car back to the pits as carefully as I could and - luckily - no other damage was done."

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Tomas Enge , Pedro Lamy , Stéphane Ortelli
Teams Aston Martin Racing