2006 Aston Martin DBR9 

Aston Martin DBR9 GT1

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Born of the burgeoning production-based GT category in Europe and America, and marking Aston Martin's first return to international racing since 1989 with the Group C AMR1, the DBR9 took a remarkable victory on its 2005 race debut in the arduous Sebring 12 Hours. Upsetting the favored and tried-and-tested Chevrolet applecart by beating the new Corvette C6.Rs, the striking British machine finished fourth overall and first in the GT1 class, and topped it all by setting fastest lap. The Chevrolets took 2nd and 3rd. It was a remarkable result given that Aston Martin Racing was merely hoping for its DBR9s just to finish the grueling event in what was a test and development year; one in which a privateer DBR9 would  also go on to win GT1 in the Nrburgring 1000KM and take overall victory in the FIA GT Championship round at Bahrain.Initial  development of the DBR9 had only begun late in mid-2004. Based on the DB9 road car, and publicly unveiled in November the same year, it was the result of what has remained an enduring partnership between Aston Martin and Banbury, England-based Prodrive, the renowned race/rally preparation specialist founded and owned by ex-World  Rally Championship-winning navigator David Richards, with AMR wholly owned by Prodrive and solely responsible for design, development, and management of the racing program. The DB9's extruded aluminum/composite chassis was modified to incorporate a Prodrive-designed rear sub-frame and a high-strength multi-tubular frame/roll cage, over which the body panels, all formed in carbon fiber composite, bar an aluminum roof, were fitted, with the rear and side windows formed in polycarbonate; aerodynamic modifications included an additional air intake and front spoiler/splitter at the front, a flat floor and a high wing and diffuser at the rear. The suspension, comprising double wishbones/coil springs all round, was suitably stiffened and lowered with braking courtesy of all-round 13-inch ventilated, carbon/ceramic Brembo discs/six-pot calipers behind  18-inch OZ forged magnesium wheels, 12.5 inches wide at the front and 13 inches at the rear. Complete with a 625-bhp/550 lb.ft version of the DB9's 5,935-cc quad-camshaft V-12 all-alloy engine which was mated to a six-speed, sequential Xtrac transaxle, the overall weight of the car was 1,100 kg/2,425 Ibs. (the minimum allowed  in GT1) and a whopping 610 kg/1,344 lb. reduction against the street DB9's 1,710 kg/3,769 Ibs.Chassis numbe ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.

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Car 2006 Aston Martin DBR9
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In 2006, Aston Martin Racing BMS would finish 2nd in the GT1 Teams Championship, aided in no small part by the tremendous performance of chassis DBR9/9, which finished 3rd in Silverstone's prestigious three-hour RAC Tourist Trophy on its race debut, Fabio Babini/Fabrizio Gollin also taking 3rd at the Brno 500 KM with Babini/Mateo Malucelli repeating the position at the Hungaroring 500KM; one of four AMR BMS chassis, DBR9/9 was uniquely equipped with a data acquisition system to facilitate tire development. Meanwhile, in the Le Mans Endurance Series AMR Larbre took both the GT1 Team and Drivers Championships, and AMR finished an extremely close 2nd place in the American Le Mans Series, while the DBR9 also won the FIA GT Championship's manufacturers' title, further emphasizing the DBR9's front-running pace.The following season saw DBR9/09 take 6th in class at Le Mans with Babini/Jamie Davies/Malucelli, backing up AMR's class winner, AMR Larbre's 3rd in class and AMR's 4th, an exceptional result for Aston Martin in the world's most  grueling endurance race and in which  all six DBR9s entered finished. DBR9/9 also took 3rd place at the Oschersleben Two Hours with Davies/Babini but at the following Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours, its racing career ended when it suffered a major crash.   DATEEVENTRACE #DRIVERSRESULTMay 7, 06RAC Tourist Trophy Silverstone23Babini/Gollin3rdMay 28, 06Brno 500  KM23Babini/Gollin3rd17-18 Jun 06Le Mans 24 Hours69Babini/Gollin/PescatoriRetiredSep 3, 06Dijon 500 KM23Babini/Gollin6thSep 17, 06Mugello  500 KM23Babini/Pescatori5thOct 1, 06Budapest 500 KM23Babini/Malucelli3rdOct 15, 06Adria  500 KM23Babini/Pescatori4thNov 18, 06Dubai 500  KM23Babini/Malucelli4thMar 25, 07Zhuhai 2 Hours23Babini/Davies4thMay 6, 07RAC Tourist Trophy23Babini/Davies7thMay 20, 07Bucharest 2 Hours23Babini/Davies9th16-17 Jun 07Le Mans 24 Hours100Babini/Davies/Malucelli11th OA, 6th ICJun 24, 07Monza 2 Hours23Babini/Davies6thJul 8, 07Oschersleben 2 Hours23Babini/Davies3rdJul 29, 07Francorchamps 24 Hours23Babini/Davies/Alessi/MonfardiniRetired ... For more information please visit www.rmd.be.