2007 Aston Martin DBR9 Le Mans Winner review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 6 July 2007 , 19:07:48 byAngela

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Aston Martin DBR9 Le Mans Winner

The Aston Martin triumph at Le Mans has been a premiere since 1959. A 24 hours competition, described by several safety car periods and changeable conditions, was won by the pilots of the DBR9, David Brabham, Rickard Rydell and Darren. The DBR9 is closely based on the DB9 road car and its reliability and performance are underlined by the Aston Martin's double podium. 10 seconds separated the two Aston Martin Racing cars when night fell, being in visual contact with each other until dawn on Sunday morning. Thomas Enge, Johnny Herbert and Peter Kox crewed the 007 car, which had a small off-road excursion because the front splitter was damaged and it took eight minutes to repair. After a number of pit stops, the 007 car was forced to settle for fourth place in class. This year's 75th Le Mans 24 Hours has six DBR9s entered and all of them made the finish. The winning team did not encounter serious problems during the race, except for the changeable weather that made tyre choice a permanent lottery. David Brabham, the driver of the final stint, stated that the last lap had been the longest of his entire life, but the result was a fantastic culmination of all the hard work, not just from himself, but from the entire team, Darren and Richard. Darren Turner added that the day was very special for everybody at Aston Martin. Rickard Rydell made sure that the car got through the tricky early hours of the morning and he commented that it was very nice to be there with such a good professional team. The fact that they won was very special. Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin's Chief Executive, stated that the day was truly historic for Aston Martin and he could not be more delighted.