Unfortunately there were quicker cars on the track and Enge in 007, Ramos in 008 and Turner in 009 had their work cut out in the final third of the race.
All three drivers had trouble free runs with 007 and 009 pitting briefly in the closing stages of the race requiring a splash of fuel each for the final laps before the trio of Aston Martins crossed the finish line.
The final race of the series was completed in 5hrs 30mins which is quicker than usual, this was partly due to the fact that there were no safety car periods in a largely incident free race.
“This is a perfect end to what has been an incredible season for Aston Martin Racing. Full credit to the team and drivers who have worked tirelessly. Thanks to the dedication of the team the cars have been reliable all year,” said team principal, George Howard-Chappell.
“We have received an amazing welcome at every round of the series from Barcelona where we notched up our first win, to Spa where the 007 crew started from the back to finish on the podium. Portugal was a tough race for our car but again we achieved a podium finish and then Nürburgring was a dream race with all three Aston Martins finishing on the podium. To end the season on the podium at our home race where the support for the team has been fantastic is really the icing on the cake and I would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors for their support throughout the year.”
“It's fantastic that 50 years on from Aston Martin winning the World Sports Car Championship Aston Martin Racing has triumphed again, winning the Le Mans Series,” added Aston Martin chairman, David Richard. “It really is an impressive result and I am extremely proud of the whole team.”
Although the 2009 Le Mans Series has now reached its conclusion, Aston Martin Racing will now head to the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series race meeting in Okayama, Japan on the 31 October and 1 November.