Aston Martins Confirmed For Sebring
Confirming what we posted on February 3, there will be two Aston
Martin DBR9s at Sebring next month, for the 54th running of the
Mobil 1 12 Hours.
David Richards, Chairman of Prodrive: “As
we know from our final two races of 2005, the ALMS is fiercely competitive
and as ever, we expect a tough battle in GT1. When we came to Sebring
last year it was for the DBR9’s first race at the start of
a test and development year. Our class victory was an excellent
debut for the car, but even more importantly for me was the car’s
ability to follow this with many more victories and podiums around
the world; not just in our hands, but in those of our customers.“
“We are delighted to be back in the US which
is an important market for us and racing at Sebring where we achieved
such a good result last year,” commented Dr. Ulrich Bez, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Aston Martin.
will carry a modest weight penalty this year, the DBR9s consistently
running a fraction off C6.R pace whenever they meet in North America
in 2005. The Aston Martins had the edge on speed at Le Mans though.
No word on drivers
for Sebring yet – or plans for the balance of the 2006 ALMS
This was the
scene at Sebring after the 53rd running of the 12 Hours.