• Nov 16th 2007 at 1:33PM
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When will it be enough? "Never" could very well be the answer for David Richards, the head of racing freelancers Prodrive and chairman of Aston Martin. The two companies under his thumb have been collaborating on the campaigning of Aston Martin racing cars in a growing number of endurance sports car competition classes in recent years. The DBR9, DBRS9 and Vantage N24 have been ripping it up in the FIA GT1, GT3 and GT4 classes, but as you may have noticed, the Aston Martin racing program lacks a car to enter in the GT2 level. Prodrive and Aston are planning to plug that hole and strive for an eclipsing domination of sports car racing with a GT2 racer based on the V8 Vantage.

A mule is currently undergoing testing, having run laps around the MIRA test track in England, up the hill at Goodwood, and was set for more work this week at a Michelin tire test in Spain. That most recent test session, according to Prodrive's Aston racing program, will give them a better idea about the project's future.

The prospect of another Aston Martin hopped up on steroids and storming the track has got us watering at the mouth, so watch this space for more news.

[Source: AutoWeek]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      "The DBR9, DBRS9 and Vantage N24 have been ripping it up in the FIA GT1, GT3 and GT4 classes,"

      Wasn't the lack of AM in GT1 the reason Corvette was racing itself?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Porsche better step up it's game next season. Go Lizards Go!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wanna be David Richards when I grow up. Oh, and could that black Aston in the pic above possibly look any better? Doubtful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I coudn't be happier knowing that David Richards is the head of Aston Martin.
      • 7 Years Ago
      On a slight side note, can i get that photo big enough for a desktop wallpaper?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's a shame the F1 deal didn't work out...I'm sure Richards isn't going anywhere for a while.
      • 7 Years Ago
      HA that's like reusing your exhaled breath! hahaha hey, then we could live under water without an air supply! brilliant! sometimes i wonder about people....
        • 7 Years Ago
        ok, so that was meant for the other post haha now i feel about as smart as the "inventor".. damn hangovers...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very good web page on Aston Martin

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