Aston Martin recently confirmed their car and driver line up for the 2008 NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race. The marque will be sending a DBRS9 and two Vantage N24s, which will compete in the SP 8 class for cars with engines over 4 litres. Driving the DBRS9 will be Tomas Enge, Stefan MÃ¼cke, Robert Lechner and former Formula 1 driver Karl Wendlinger. The first Vantage N24 will see Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin’s CEO, take to the track. He will be joined by Aston’s development drivers Chris Porritt and Wolfgang Schuhbauer, and experienced race driver and journalist Richard Meaden. The second N24 will be driven by journalists Matthew Marsh and Shin-ichi Katsura, the scribes will be partnered by ex-Porsche SuperCup racer Oliver Mathai.
David King, Head of Product Communications and Motorsport, Aston Martin said: â€œWith our two Vantage N24 entries we are hoping to build on our successes from previous years and maintain our 100% finish record. With the DBRS9 it is important to emphasise that we are still learning at the NÃ¼rburgring. The car has had a very limited testing programme and the competition is fierce.
Dr Ulrich Bez said: â€œThe NÃ¼rburgring 24-hour race continues to be an important part of our engineering development. A number of findings from last yearâ€™s race have been fed directly back to improve our road cars, and this year we will be subjecting our new improved Vantage N24 to the ultimate test.â€
Source: Aston Martin Racing