Road Atlanta: Aston Martin Racing hour six notes

At the six-hour mark Aston Martin Racing are lying first and fourth in the GT1 class in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Pedro Lamy is leading the GT1 class in the 009 Aston Martin DBR9, one lap ahead of the remainder of the ...

At the six-hour mark Aston Martin Racing are lying first and fourth in the GT1 class in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Pedro Lamy is leading the GT1 class in the 009 Aston Martin DBR9, one lap ahead of the remainder of the class.

Turner pitted the 007 DBR9 on lap 187, remained in the car and rejoined in fourth place. Teammate Sarrazin pitted five laps later on lap 192, Pedro Lamy taking to the wheel and dropping to second position.

In the ensuing laps both Corvettes came into the pits boosting the 009 DBR9 back to first place and the 007 DBR9 to third.

A fifth safety car period, five hours and fifteen minutes into the race saw both Aston Martin DBR9s pit for tyres and fuel -- Lamy and Turner stayed in and rejoined the race in first and fourth place respectively when the lights went green following seven laps behind the safety car.

As the thrilling race continued, Turner made a brave move on the number 3 Corvette at turn eight. The cars had slight contact and the Corvette spun. Turner was given a stop-and-go penalty for avoidable contact and had to return to the pits to carry out the penalty.

At the end of the sixth hour of the race, Lamy in the 009 DBR9 is in first place a lap up on the rest of the pack who are running just 23 seconds apart. Turner is in fourth place, charging for third place just 5 seconds behind the number 3 Corvette.

-credit: aston martin racing

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Series ALMS
Drivers Pedro Lamy
Teams Aston Martin Racing