Aston Martin unite with Gulf Oil

The famous colours of Gulf Oil will appear on the Aston Martin cars in the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans

Aston Martin unite with Gulf Oil

The two factory GT1 Aston Martin DBR9s will run with the livery, which was unveiled at the Autosport International show on Thursday.

Gulf has been a sponsor for several years at Le Mans, but this year will be four decades exactly since a car with the blue and orange colour scheme won the French race for the first time.

Prodrive team boss and Aston Martin chairman David Richards said: ""Endurance racing is ingrained in the heritage of both Gulf and Aston Martin and we have also both been intrinsically linked through Le Mans for many decades.

"It was perhaps destined that, in the year we defend our GT1 title and Gulf celebrates the 40th anniversary of its win, we would finally race together at La Sarthe."

The two cars will continue to run 007 and 009 as their race numbers in 2008.

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