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Aston Martin shakes down new Le Mans prototype at Snetterton

Tuesday, March 22 2011

As well as hosting race meetings and public trackdays, Snetterton is synonymous with sportscar testing, and Aston Martin became one of the first major manufacturers to sample the newly opened 300 circuit last week when it completed a shakedown of its new Le Mans prototype.

The AMR-One LMP1 will make its first competitive outing at Paul Ricard circuit in France next month, however Aston Martin selected the 2.99-mile Snetterton track for its latest development test.

Sportscar stars Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke shared driving duties during the 25 lap run, and Turner had positive feedback to give on the new 300 configuration.

"The new layout offers more good high speed corners," he remarked. "Although the new Coram is not as quick on the exit, the fact it is tricky will make it good from a spectators point of view when it comes to racing."

Snetterton is available for exclusive hire or general testing events. Prices start from £145 for shared test days.

For more information on testing at Snetterton, call 01953 887303 or click on the link below.