Martin Racing Confirms Full ALMS Season
was good news for the American Le Mans Series this morning, as David
Richards confirmed, in a live broadcast on Radio Le Mans, that having
now established the final package of 2006 equalisation measures
for GT1, the pair of Aston Martin Racing DBR9s will be entered in
all remaining rounds of the ALMS.
In an entertaining broadcast that featured a live
link-up to Ulrich Bez at the Nurburgring, where the Aston Martin
Chief Executive is due to race an Aston Martin V8 Vantage in this
weekend’s other international 24 hour race, there was much
of interest to fans of Aston Martin’s racing efforts.
Aston Martin Racing’s Commercial Director
James Turner gave some tantalizing hints of a potential one-make
series for the V8 Vantage, and also conformed that discussions were
under way on the sale of the remaining ‘Works’ DBR9s.
“We’re talking to people here this weekend and I’d
be very surprised indeed if we don’t see more DBR9s in the
USA next year.”
13 DBR9s have so far been sold, together with a
further 13 GT3 spec DBRS9s: of the GT1 cars, two are currently in
the USA, three are owned by BMS Scuderia Italia, Frederic Dor owns
a further pair, a car owned by a Danish collector is running as
the works #007 car this weekend and the second Team Modena car (not
running this weekend) is also a works spec car. Of the Privateer
DBR9s, one is with a Brazilian customer (Alcides Diniz), two are
with the Austrian RaceAlliance team, one with Phoenix Racing and
another is the Team Modena car racing here at Le Mans.