Aston Martin Win Trophy in Style

Aston Martin continued their impressive debut in the FIA GT Championship, taking a historic 1-2 finish at the Silverstone 500kms race today and winning the centennial Tourist Trophy

Aston Martin Win Trophy in Style

Aston Martin's display was so dominant, that the two cars had lapped all but one car of the rest of the field, and in some case at least twice. The two cars ran a total of 134 laps in three hours.

Aston Martin began the race from the front row, with car #28 of David Brabham and Darren Turner on pole position. Brabham set the pole position time, while Turner set the fastest lap of the race, at 1:17.490.

But after the maximum three hours race, it was Aston Martin car #29 of Peter Kox and Pedro Lamy that took the top step of the podium, finishing less than two seconds ahead of Brabham/Turner.

In third place was the Maserati MC 12 of Fabio Babini and Thomas Biagi.

FIA GT Championship - Silverstone Results:

CLASSIFIED:

Pos  Drivers                      Make                   Time/Gap
 1.  Kox/Lamy                     Aston Martin DBR9      3:00:28.713
 2.  Brabham/Turner               Aston Martin DBR9      +     1.937
 3.  Babini/Biagi                 Maserati MC12 GT1      +    11.078
 4.  Bertolini/Wendlinger         Maserati MC12 GT1      +    1 Lap
 5.  Bartels/Scheider             Maserati MC12 GT1      +    1 Lap
 6.  Gardel/Gollin                Ferrari 550 Maranello  +    1 Lap
 7.  Deletraz/Piccini             Ferrari 575 Maranello  +    2 Laps
 8.  Peter/Buncombe/Rusinov       Maserati MC12 GT1      +    2 Laps
 9.  Lieb/Rockenfeller            Porsche 996 GT3 RSR    +    5 Laps
10.  Ardizzone/Panzavuota/Hooker  Saleen S7 R            +    7 Laps
11.  Balfe/Derbyshire             Mosler MT900R          +    8 Laps
12.  Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev     Ferrari 550 Maranello  +    8 Laps
13.  Collins/Cunningham           Porsche 996 GT3 RSR    +    9 Laps
14.  Tomlinson/Kane               TVR T400               +   10 Laps
15.  Ruberti/Camathias            Saleen S7 R            +   10 Laps
16.  Keen/Taylor                  Mosler MT900R          +   12 Laps
17.  Rosa/Drudi                   Ferrari 360 Modena     +   12 Laps
18.  Ried/Ried                    Porsche 996 GT3 RSR    +   13 Laps
19.  Collard/Sugden               Porsche 996 GT3 RSR    +   13 Laps
20.  Nielsen/Ehret                Porsche 996 GT3 RSR    +   14 Laps
21.  Eriksson/MacAri              Ferrari 360 Modena     +   15 Laps
22.  Vonka/Casadei                Porsche 996 GT3 RS     +   16 Laps
23.  Whight/Whight/Kershaw        Mosler MT900R          +   40 Laps

NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS:

Driver                  Make                        Lap
Longin/Kumpen/Hezemans  Corvette C5R                + 64
Keen/Halliday           Lister Storm GT             + 57
Melo/Belloc             Ferrari 575 Maranello GTC   + 53

FASTEST LAPS

GT1: Brabham/Turner     Aston Martin DBR9    1:17.490
GT2: Lieb/Rockenfeller  Porsche 996 GT3 RSR  1:21.483
G2:  Balfe/Derbyshire   Mosler MT900R        1:22.243
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