The Aston Martin Racing team has completed the warm up for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which gets underway at 3pm today.
The two Gulf liveried factory DBR9s – numbered 007 and 009 – will start from fifth and fourth respectively on the GT1 grid, following two qualifying sessions that took place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.In addition to the factory entries, an Aston Martin-powered LMP1 prototype entered by Charouz Racing System will start from sixth overall on the grid, having set the fastest la
The Aston Martin Racing team has enjoyed a successful final qualifying session for the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours, which will get underway at 3pm on Saturday 14 June.
This evening witnessed the second of two sessions – following on from the first qualifying period yesterday – to determine the places on the grid for the endurance classic.
After tonight’s four hours of running, the 009 and 007 cars will line up fourth and fifth on the GT1 grid r
The Gulf-liveried Aston Martin Racing team has got off to a solid start during the first qualifying session for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which starts at 3pm on Saturday 14 June.
This evening’s qualifying session, which was split into two periods – 7pm to 9pm and 10pm to midnight – saw the 55 competing cars take to the track for the very first time during the Le Mans week. A final qualifying session at the same times on Thursday 12 J
Aston Martin today announces that it has appointed Julian Jenkins as Vice President and General Manager of Aston Martin North America based at the company’s regional headquarters in Irvine, California.
Julian Jenkins, 39, joins Aston Martin from Bentley Motors where he most recently held the position of Director – Marketing, Communications and Product for North and South America, with responsibility for developing Marketing and Media pla
Aston Martin has completed the traditional pre-Le Mans test day at the La Sarthe circuit, two weeks prior to the endurance classic.
The test is an opportunity for drivers and teams to re-familiarise themselves with the eight-mile circuit in order to finalise the set-up for the round the clock race. This year, Aston Martin Racing will be defending its GT1 class win with two Gulf-sponsored DBR9s, numbered 007 and 009. Also competing in the event is an Aston Martin-powered LMP1 prototype, entered by Charouz Racing
With the 24 hours of Le Mans fast approaching, click here to watch interviews with the 2008 team who will be competing to retain their GT1 victory in La Sarthe on 14 / 15 June 2008.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 – whose model designation is named after the classic 24-hour event – has claimed its best-ever finish at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, with three cars taking the top three positions in the class.
A team consisting of Japanese journalist Shin-ichi Katsura, Hong Kong-based writer Matthew Marsh, and German racing driver Oliver Mathai finished 18th out of 220 starters in the endurance classic, clinching the SP8 cla
Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage – originally launched to widespread critical acclaim at the Geneva Motor Show in 2005 – is to receive significant technical enhancements, reaffirming the car’s position as one of the world’s most desirable and exhilarating sports cars.
While the universally distinctive and award-w
On Saturday 17th May, Aston Martin Works Service hosted its ninth and most successful Bonhams’ Auction of Aston Martin motor cars and related automobilia. This year’s sale generated a record £4.7 million with bids taken from enthusiasts from around the world including Latvia, Japan, Australia and the United States.
Since the first auction in 2000, the specialist auctioneer Bonhams has sold more than £14m worth of Aston Martins and rela
Aston Martin’s growing presence on the track continues with the announcement that the British marque will be represented at this year’s ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race on 24/25 May with a DBRS9 and two Vantage N24s.
Aston Martin Salzburg-Wien-Geneve is entering a DBRS9 which will be supported by Aston Martin Racing and driven by Aston Martin Racing works drivers Tomas Enge (Czech Republic) and Stefan Mücke (Germany). The DBRS9 driving squad will be completed by Austrians Robert Lechner and Karl Wendlinger.
Following an historic GT1 class victory at the endurance classic last year, the 2008 line-up is once again an exciting blend of youth and experience, with four new drivers joining two members of the winning crew from last year. The evocative colour scheme, a departure from the traditional Aston Martin Racing Green, is
Aston Martin triumphed in both GT1 and GT4 categories in front of a 25,000-strong crowd in the first race of the FIA GT Championship at Silverstone over the weekend.
In poor weather with heavy fog and rain, the famous tourist trophy was won by Karl Wendlinger and Ryan Sharp in the number 33 Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9. Allan Simonsen and Philipp Peter finished 3rd in the Gigawave DBR9 after holding off intense competition in a thrilling climax to the race.The second Jetalliance car driven b
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