Jetalliance Racing has confirmed that it will contest the second round of the Le Mans Series this weekend at Spa as it continues preparations for the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The team will field its Aston Martin DBR9 in the GT1 class, with team owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer joined behind the wheel by Alex Muller and Thomas Gruber.
It will mark the first outing for the car since it underwent major changes over the off-season to ensure it complies with ACO regulations having previously run in FIA GT-spec in recent years.
Amongst the main changes will be a new front, sealed-up air intakes, new rear-view mirrors and a rear wing that is one centimetre lower – plus the mandatory air conditioning.
“Our team has been carrying out heavy work in the last weeks, modifying the Aston Martin DBR9 according to ACO regulations,” Lichtner-Hoyer said. “Now I'm anxious to know how these changes have affected the handling of the car.
“I'm expecting a lot of the air conditioning, because the main problem of the Aston Martin has so far been the sweltering heat. But now we should see some considerable improvements in this area.”