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Thursday 28th July 2011

ASTON MARTIN REPRESENTED IN EVERY CLASS AT SPA 24 HOURS

Gaydon, 28 July 2011. This weekend six Aston Martins will line up on the starting grid at Spa-Francorchamps for the Total 24 hours of Spa race, part of the Blancpain Endurance series. Four Aston Martin teams including Hexis AMR, GPR AMR, Ecurie Ecosse and Speed Lover will battle for 24 gruelling hours on the famous road circuit.

Official partner team Hexis AMR, who also compete in the FIA GT1 World Championship, will enter two GT3 DBRS9s in the Pro-Cup category. The number 3 car will be driven by French drivers; Pierre Brice Mena, Julien Rodrigues and Yann Clairay while the number 4 car will be driven by Henri Moser (CH), Stef Dusseldorp (NL) and Frederic Makowiecki (FR).

Team GPR AMR will also compete with a DBRS9 in the Pro-Am category with drivers Eddy Renard (BE), Gavin Pickering (GB), and two drivers who are yet to be confirmed. The team made an outstanding start to the Blancpain Series with a 7th place finish overall and 4th in class in Monza. They followed this up with a 7th in class finish in their category in Navarra. GPR AMR has also teamed up with Pierre Grivegnee to enter a further DBRS9 in the Gentleman Trophy class.

Also running a DBRS9 competing in the Pro-Am category is Ecurie Ecosse, whose all-British team comprises of Oliver Bryant, Andrew Smith, Alastair McCraig and Joe Twyman. The team is returning to international motor-racing after an absence of over 20 years.

Belgian race team Speed Lover will be entering their V8 Vantage in the GT4 class with drivers Christophe Bigourie (FR), Sven van Laere (BE) and Peter van Audenhove (BE).

Live coverage of the Total 24 Hours of Spa can be found on Motors TV on 30 July from 2.30pm and again at 8.00pm and 10.30pm. Coverage will resume on 31 July at 8.00am and 1.00pm GMT.
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