Westbrook to race JMW Aston

Former Porsche factory driver Richard Westbrook will race for the works-backed JMW Motorsport Aston Martin team in 2010

Westbrook to race JMW Aston

Westbrook, who won last year's FIA GT2 title with the ProSpeed Porsche team, has signed up to race the JMW Aston Martin Vantage GT2 in the five-race Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours. The 34-year-old Briton will share the car with JMW regular Rob Bell.

"JMW has an excellent history in the LMS and the full support of Aston Martin Racing and Dunlop," said Westbrook, who had a Porsche factory contract in 2008. "This drive ticks all the boxes, and I'll finally get to go to Le Mans."

Team manager Sugden, who will also drive the car at Le Mans, said: "We were looking for the best driver available and I don't think we could have got anyone much better than Richard."

JMW began its test programme with the Aston Martin Racing development car at the Algarve circuit in Portugal this week after a shakedown at Pembrey. It will get its own car in time for the official LMS test at Paul Ricard at the beginning of March.

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