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Aston Martin Racing developed "AMR-One" to compete in Le Mans 2011
Aston Martin Racing has released the AMR-one, a new LMP1 race car for 2011 series.
In 2011, Aston Martin will go for the overall championship with this AMR-One car with the new ACO regulations, which makes a petrol-powered car able to compete against diesel cars.
We can't wait to see the evolution of Aston Martin Racing.
Comment of Darren Turner participating in international Le Mans cup as a driver of AMR-One in 2011:
"It's exciting that Aston Martin Racing has been able to design a car from the ground up to fit the new regulations."
"During the last few years it has been frustrating that if you didn't have a diesel you couldn't challenge for victory in the main event of the year. I have my fingers crossed that this season the petrol-powered cars will be able to compete on a level playing field, which will not only make it more exciting for the drivers but also for the thousands of spectators that go to Le Mans every year."
Darren is keen to get his hands on the new car after keeping a close eye on its progress throughout the winter, as he lives close to the Aston Martin Racing headquarters.
"It has been incredible to see the car go from a series of CAD drawings to the finished AMR-One," he said.
"As a driver this is something you are rarely privy to so it is very special. It's amazing how many hours the guys have put in to make this happen and the finished car looks even more fantastic that I could have hoped for."
AThe AMR-One will make its race debut at Paul Ricard on 3 April. It will join the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at the Spa 1000kms in May, just a few weeks before the team heads to Le Mans for the main event in June. Imola follows in July, then Silverstone in September, Petit Le Mans in October and the season finale is scheduled for 12 November, in China.