Aston Martin enters Houston, Mid-Ohio events

ASTON MARTIN TO ENTER HOUSTON, MID-OHIO ROUNDS The battle between Aston Martin Racing and Corvette Racing will continue in the American Le Mans Series with the announcement that two Aston Martin DBR9s will be on the grid at the...

ASTON MARTIN TO ENTER HOUSTON, MID-OHIO ROUNDS

The battle between Aston Martin Racing and Corvette Racing will continue in the American Le Mans Series with the announcement that two Aston Martin DBR9s will be on the grid at the Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston on May 12 and the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio on May 21.

According to Aston Martin Racing, the cars will be driven by Tomas Enge, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy with a fourth driver to be named at a later date.

At the 54th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the two Aston Martin Racing entries placed second and third in GT1. The team's new relationship with Pirelli got off to a flying start as the cars qualified 1-2 on the grid, paced by Enge's record-setting lap of 1:55.286 (115.539 mph). Enge set a record with the fastest lap of the race, a 1:56.573 (114.263 mph) effort on Lap 284.

The next round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series is the Lone Star Grand Prix, scheduled for 8 p.m. CDT on May 12 in Houston. It will be broadcast at 1 p.m. May 13 on CBS Sports, the first of five straight Series events on network television. Qualifying is set for 6:15 p.m. CDT on May 11. American Le Mans Radio will have live coverage at www.americanlemans.com, which also will have IMSA Live Timing & Scoring.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , Stéphane Sarrazin , Pedro Lamy
Teams Aston Martin Racing , Corvette Racing