Spa: Aston Martin Racing hour 18 report

DBR9s Push On Despite Setback As fans began to return to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this morning Aston Martin Racing's pair of DBR9s continued in their quest to make up time with the 24 Hours of Spa reaching the...

DBR9s Push On Despite Setback

As fans began to return to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this morning Aston Martin Racing's pair of DBR9s continued in their quest to make up time with the 24 Hours of Spa reaching the 18-hour point.

With more than two thirds of the endurance race now complete, DBR9 number 29 resides in sixth place under Pedro Lamy's stewardship, with its sister car, number 28, recovering ground in seventh position - David Brabham at the wheel.

Earlier this morning the 28 car was forced to pit with a pedal box problem - cruelly replicating the experience of car 29 earlier in the race. Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell explained: "Unfortunately car 28 suffered a similar pedal box issue to car 29. This has turned into a test rather than a race for us - it's surprising that after completing so many 24-hour runs we are still finding small problems which we need to address."

Once again, team mechanics were able to remedy the problem, with the 28 car now driven by David Brabham, rejoining in seventh place after just over 19 minutes in the pit lane.

Before taking to the wheel of car 28, Brabham reflected on a fine stint earlier this morning: "I was told to go out and drive as fast as I could. The car was good and the tyres were consistent all the way through. There was a lot of traffic, but I was still able to lap two seconds faster than the leader."

-amr-

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers David Brabham , Pedro Lamy , George Howard-Chappell
Teams Aston Martin Racing