Aston Martin Racing 18 hour report

There are still six hours to go in the Le Mans 24-hour - the world's most gruelling and famous endurance race - and Aston Martin Racing is extending its lead in the fiercely competitive GT1 class. Number 58 DBR9, with Tomas Enge at the wheel,...

There are still six hours to go in the Le Mans 24-hour - the world's most gruelling and famous endurance race - and Aston Martin Racing is extending its lead in the fiercely competitive GT1 class.

Number 58 DBR9, with Tomas Enge at the wheel, was three and a half minutes ahead of number 64 Chevrolet Corvette and seventh overall.

The second DBR9, number 59 driven by Darren Turner, was third in class and had climbed in the previous hour to ninth overall.

Before starting his driving stint, Peter said: "It's going well, but even at this stage there is a long way to go. All the pit stops have been very good."

At 9am the track temperature was a searing 31°C, and was set to rise further as the hot sun beat down on the tens of thousands of spectators.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Tomas Enge , Darren Turner
Teams Aston Martin Racing