Aston Martin Racing six hour report

Aston Martin Racing Le Mans class lead tussle continues As the relentless pace of the 24-Hour Le Mans endurance race continued, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 number 58 was in a thrilling head-to-head tussle with a Chevrolet Corvette for the GT1 class...

Aston Martin Racing Le Mans class lead tussle continues

As the relentless pace of the 24-Hour Le Mans endurance race continued, Aston Martin Racing DBR9 number 58 was in a thrilling head-to-head tussle with a Chevrolet Corvette for the GT1 class lead.

The car, driven by Peter Kox, was just seconds in arrears at the quarter mark in the event, and twelfth overall.

Sister car number 59, with Britain's Darren Turner at the wheel, was fourth in class after an eventful early few hours.

Darren, who was in his second driving stint, had incurred two time penalties due to course infringements, the second for three minutes. In addition there was an unscheduled pit stop to repair minor frontal damage caused in an earlier incident.

The heat was a problem for all drivers. Tomas Enge said after his first stint in number 58: "The heat is just incredible. There is very little fresh air in the car, and what makes it difficult is that you are breathing in hot air."

Heat wasn't the only complication. Pedro Lamy, also driving in number 58, said: "There are so many cars travelling at different speeds that at times the traffic is difficult."

-amr-

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Tomas Enge , Darren Turner , Pedro Lamy , Peter Kox
Teams Aston Martin Racing