Aston Martin Racing Reveals More: Aston Martin Racing has revealed further details of its all-new DBR9 that signals the marque's return to international motor racing in 2005. This new GT racing car, which is based on the latest Aston Martin production sports car, DB9, is being prepared by Aston Martin Racing's partners, Prodrive, based at Banbury, UK. Prodrive is responsible for the design, development and management of the DBR9 racing program.
The first DBR9 is being prepared now and will compete during 2005 in selected international sports car events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Three Aston Martin Racing Works teams will then be appointed to compete in major international sports cars series. These will be independent teams, each racing two DBR9s with the full factory support of Aston Martin Racing.
Aston Martin Racing will also make a very limited number of DBR9 racing cars available to selected customers. These cars will be prepared to the same specification as the Works cars.