Aston Martin Racing : Into 2010 and 2011

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Aston Martin Racing finished the season as it started with a victory! Certainly, the British team has not won the Asian Le Mans Series, but it is the Lola-Aston Martin Mucke / Primate that has emerged as the dominate car during the second race in Okayama . After this success in its first season, we met George Howard Chappell For an update on the future of the firm in Endurance Racing ...

George, what is your view on this first edition of the Asian Le Mans Series?

"We appreciate this discovery. Everyone was very nice with us and we have been very well received. It's a good experience. Doing some shopping in Asia is a good thing, especially for our partners. In a Asian series or through an intercontinental trophy, I have no strong position on the subject. "

In sporting terms, are you satisfied?

"Yesterday, we were not happy after the problems with the louvers. Today, we are happier with the victory. Between the two races we've made some changes and the weather has changed slightly. These two factors had a positive influence on our performance. The circuit was not for us, and I must say that we had the good surprise to have the most competitive car in Race 2. "

About louvers, what is the solution?

"(... After reflection) it is obvious that the ACO should work on this subject. I think there is confusion between the teams, the organizers and curators. I hope that we can make a difference and that the ACO take the right decisions. "

What is your schedule for next week?

"We will start working on 2010. What is clear is that given the equivalence, we will not make a new car. The Lola-Aston Martin should be on track. Where and how, I do not know. This may be officially or through a private team. As for the program, this could be Sebring, Le Mans, Petit Le Mans, This is one possibility. "

And for 2011?

"We'll make a new prototype. The final decision hasn’t been taken. But it will probably be a open top LMP1 following the abolition of dispensation given to closed prototypes. This is not surprising that since Aston Martin also makes convertibles! "

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