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Aston Martin prepares for new challenge

Aston Martin Racing will try and secure a second straight victory in the Le Mans Series as the series heads to Spa this weekend for the second round of the year.

On its debut in the LMP1 class, the team took the win in Barcelona after a late move on the leading Pescarolo – giving the #007 entry of Jan Charouz, Stefan Mucke and Tomas Enge the first win of the campaign.

The trio will now chase a second straight victory while the sister car of Darren Turner, Miguel Ramos and Harold Primat will aim to bounce back from its late issues in Spain to fight for victory.

The Belgian race will see the two Lola-Aston Martin's go up against the diesel Peugeot 908 for the first time and team principal George Howard-Chappell said his squad was ready for the new challenge.

“Following our success in Barcelona we are very much looking forward to getting back to the Ardennes and seeing how our car performs against a completely different type of challenge, which is Spa,” he said.

“Of course we will be facing some important new rivals in Belgium, namely the factory Peugeot team and also the new Oreca, but we're all feeling confident and upbeat as we head to Spa-Francorchamps.”


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The #007 Lola Aston Martin during Paul Ricard testing
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Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.
Paul Dalla Lana / Pedro Lamy / Christoffer Nygaard Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage V8.

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