Aston Martin announced its initial plans for the upcoming 2010 racing season which will continue to include a two car attack on the 24 hours of Le Mans. However, before they get to Le Mans, Aston will run three warm up races with one car going to the Le Mans Series opener at Paul Ricard in April and the other coming to the United States for the ALMS races at Sebring and Long Beach.
The Lola built coupes will again carry the traditional blue and orange Gulf livery on the track as they try to better last year's fourth place finish at Le Mans. The V12 powered Astons were the top finishing gasoline-fueled racers last year behind the Peugeots and Audis. The 2009 lineup of Chris Buncombe (GB), Stefan Mücke (DE), Harold Primat (CH) and Darren Turner (GB) will be joined this year by Adrian Fernandez who recently wound down his own Acura ALMS team.