Aston Martin Prepare For Home Challenge

Aston Martin Racing are looking forward to a battle on home turf as the final event of the Le Mans Series lands at Silverstone for the Autosport 1000kms race on 11/12 September.

Adrian Fernandez, Harold Primat and the newly-signed Andy Meyrick head up the line up in the 007 car with Sam Hancock and  Juan Barazi taking the wheel of the 009 car.

Meyrick took part in the LMP2 class at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours race was delighted to be given the opportunity to competed at his home circuit for the famous marque.

“It's a real privilege to be a British driver competing with Aston Martin at our home circuit.” said Meyrick. “The car has proven to be competitive as it's performed well in the earlier 2010 Le Mans Series races. I have two great team mates in Adrian and Harold, so overall I'm hoping for a good result.”

Team Principal George Howard-Chappell is also looking forward to competing in front of the British fans: “It's always good to return to Silverstone – our home race. The fan support is outstanding and we expect six hours of extremely tough competition.

“Andy has fitted in well with the crew and existing drivers during testing, and has got to grips with the LMP1 car. I am pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Aside from the 007 and 009 cars Aston Martin will also be present in the LMP1 class with Signature Racing and JMW Motorsport in the Vantage for the GT2 class.

Team Signature will be going all out at Silverstone as the team bid to win the championship, going in to the race just two points behind the series leader.

The Autosport 1000kms of Silverstone qualifying session starts at 13:10 on Saturday 11 September with the race commencing at 11:55 on the Sunday.