Aston Martin DBR9 testing update 2004-12-07

BRASELTON, Ga. December 7, 2004 - Testing of the new Aston Martin DBR9 occurred again last week at the famous Estoril Race Track in Portugal. The original plan was to run both performance and endurance tests over the three-day span but Mother...

BRASELTON, Ga. December 7, 2004 - Testing of the new Aston Martin DBR9 occurred again last week at the famous Estoril Race Track in Portugal. The original plan was to run both performance and endurance tests over the three-day span but Mother Mature intervened with unexpected rain.

Due to the extremely wet weather, the Aston Martin went through vigorous endurance testing on the 4.182 kilometer track to highlight some reliability issues that as a result can now be addressed prior to the DBR9's debut at the American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring March 16-19.

American Le Mans Series driver, David Brabham along with Tomas Enge and Darren Turner were behind the wheel of the DBR9 during last week's tests. After 269 laps at Estoril, the Aston Martin ran well and the team is preparing for further test dates.

"Testing went well in Estoril and the team is achieving their goals with every test," said David Brabham. "The car ran without too many problems for the 3 days, where we had wet and dry running. The team hasn't worked a lot on performance because they need to find out about reliability first. This seems to be good, and so the team will work on performance in the coming months."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , David Brabham , Darren Turner