Hot off the press! On the 50th Anniversary of its outright win at Le Mans, Aston Martin will aim to repeat this win at La Sarthe in June.
Following their semi-works support of the 'Charouz Racing' Lola Aston Martin in 2008, the British team have released an artist impression of the new Lola based racecar in Gulf Oil livery with new bodywork. It is powered by a production based Aston Martin V12 which helped Aston score its second Le Mans GT1 title last year with the DBR9. Aston Martin Racing (aka Prodrive) is working with Lola on the development of the car.
The team will also race in the Le Mans Series. Darren Turner returns as a full time Aston driver. 2008 Charouz drivers, Jan Charouz, Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and that popular driver called TBA (he gets everywhere this time of year) will also drive. Harold Primat will also join the team, so one assumes it will be a two car team.
Unfortunately, this means Aston Martin will not be running a works DBR9.