Le Mans win is As­ton’s driv­ing force

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

AS­TON Martin is de­ter­mined to win the Le Mans 24 Hour Race (again) and is build­ing a con­tender for the fastest LMP1 cat­e­gory in the 2011 race.

The mar­que won the GT class in 2007 and 2008 and the Le Mans se­ries of shorter races in 2009.

Its LMP1 car will be petrolpow­ered and stands a chance as the race or­gan­is­ers in­hibit the ad­van­tage of diesel by im­pos­ing var­i­ous power re­stric­tions.

It seems against the spirit of com­pe­ti­tion.

As­ton’s only Le Mans vic­tory was in 1959 with the DBR1 (Sal­vadori and Shelby). The race has been won by diesel-pow­ered Audis since 2006.

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