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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