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Aston Martin Racing wins LMS titles

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.




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009 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Harold Primat (CHE) Darren Turner (GBR)
009 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Harold Primat (CHE) Darren Turner (GBR)
007 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Jan Charouz (CZE) Tomas Enge (CZE) Stefan Mücke (DEU)
009 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Harold Primat (CHE) Darren Turner (GBR)
007 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Jan Charouz (CZE) Tomas Enge (CZE) Stefan Mücke (DEU)
008 AMR EASTERN EUROPE CZE	M Lola Aston Martin Miguel Ramos (PRT) Chris Buncombe (GBR) Stuart Hall (GBR)
007 ASTON MARTIN RACING GBR M Lola Aston Martin Jan Charouz (CZE) Tomas Enge (CZE) Stefan Mücke (DEU)

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Kevin Beggan - Unregistered

September 15, 2009 10:22 AM

I was lucky enough to win the competition from crash.net to attend this last race, courtesy of Darren Turner, Aston Martin. I took my dad with me and we both had a fanatastic day, watching first calss racing. Darren Turner was a first class gentleman, even taking time out during the race to show us both around the pitts, while 008 was having a major re-fit ! FMCGhospiality suite at brooklands really looked after us and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Thanks very much crash.net ! Awesome day. I wish Darren Turner all the best in the future and Aston Martin team all best in Asia this year.



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