Sunday, 16 January 2011
Aston in race against time for Sebring
Aston Martin Racing chief David Richards is still optimistic that the company's new LMP1 contender will be ready for a debut in the Sebring 12 Hours, but admitted that it would only be a single-car entry and that the project is currently a "race against time." Richards said construction of the car is progressing well, with the engine running on the dynamometer for the first time today. "As we sit here today, by this afternoon the new engine for the car will run for the very first time on the dynos down at Prodrive," he said on stage at AUTOSPORT International. "We have started with a clean sheet of paper and designed a brand new race engine specifically with the purpose of winning Le Mans.