Aston Martin Racing : Asian Le Mans Okayama Quick Race One Report

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The 007 LOLA Aston Martin driven by Stefan Mucke made a great start moving up a place to 3rd on the opening lap, Cocker in the Drayson LOLA made a break from the pack but this hard work was all in vain when the team had to pit with a broken head light.

Until the first round of pit stops Oreca lead from AMR and SORA at which point quick pit work from the AMR team and fast laps from Mucke and Primat gave the 007 car the advantage and the lead of the race. All looked set in LMP1 until the closing minutes of the race the 007 made two pit stops, the first to replace the damaged louvers and for a splash of fuel (the Aston only being able to run for 59 minutes on a tank) the second for a new nose. The resulting time lost relegated the car to 4th behind the Kolles Audi.

Well have to wait and see how the team get around this problem for race two.

In GT1 Hitosuyama NOVA stormed into the lead of the class after starting from the back of the grid due to a rules infringement. They lead until the first stops when the JLOC Murcielago passed then in the stops. The team finished a deserved 2nd in class

GT2 didn't go to plan for Hong Kong Racing. The car was sent to the back of the grid for the same offence as its GT1 counterpart. The team never recovered and finished a distant 8th in class
AMR Teams
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