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Le Mans Series cars will race at Portugal this weekend

Aston Martin is taking its LMP1 GT cars to the Le Mans Series night race in the Algarve this weekend.

The British team will enter two of the cars which finished in the Le Mans 24 Hours race is June; the 007 car will be driven by Jan Charouz, Tomas Enge and Stefan Mucke, while the 009 car will be entrusted to Harold Primat, Miguel Ramos and Darren Turner.

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The race at the new Autodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal will be the first ever Le Mans Series night race. It starts on Saturday evening at 7.15pm local time and should finish around six hours later, after 1000km and 215 laps.

Aston Martin Racing team principal George Howard-Chappell said, “I’m hoping that our testing here earlier in the year will be of some benefit and in addition we are happy to be racing again.

“We need to focus on trying to win the championship and also on winning races outright, which should be possible now without the factory diesel cars.

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