Aston Martin heads to Petit Le Mans

After a welcomed win at Laguna Seca, just two weeks ago, the Aston Martin Racing team will return to the track this weekend in the final round of the American Le Mans Series: The ten hours of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

Factory drivers, Adrian Fernandez (MEX), Stefan Mücke (D) and Harold Primat (CH) will be taking the wheel of the DBR1-2 V12-powered LMP1 racer on the famous 2.54 mile circuit. The race will be very different to Laguna Seca due to a strong entry of faster diesel powered cars; however the team aim to be competitive within the unofficial petrol class.

Aston Martin Racing Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell said: “We enter the final race for the American Le Mans Series in good spirits after our win at Laguna. It will be a very different race for us with the diesels back, but once again I am confident we’ll put on a strong show for our sponsors and fans.

“The testing last weekend has gone well and we are confident of our set-up for the race week.”

Stefan Mücke, who drove the DBR1-2 across the line at Laguna, said: “After such a fantastic race on the west coast, I am hoping we can run as well in Atlanta. The car felt as good as it ever did last time round, and if we can continue to make the successful set-up changes required for the track at Petit Le Mans, then I think we’re on for a great weekend.”

The Lowes sponsored DBR1-2 will first test on Wednesday 28 September at 14.45 (EDT) with further practice sessions throughout Thursday and Friday. Qualifying begins at 15.30 (EDT) on Friday with the ten hour race commencing at 11.30 (EDT) on Saturday.