PokerStars and Aston Martin Racing on the pole

Aston Martin Racing will start Saturday's 12 Hours of Sebring race from first and second positions in the GT1 class. What's more, the cars will speeding around the track with PokerStars' logo them.

"I'm feeling quite pleased. It's my first qualifying pole in this series and it shows that all of the hard work and testing is paying off," said driver Pedro Lamy. "We've had to adapt to new tires for this race and that's meant a lot of preparation, but I think we've found a good balance with the car now and it felt good on the track. Of course it's nice to be on pole but Sebring's a 12 hour race. It's very long and anything can happen. I hope we will have such a good car in the race."

On Saturday March 18, both of the team's Aston Martin DBR9 racing cars will carry a special livery when they start the 54th annual Sebring endurance race, the first competition of the 2006 American Le Mans Series. The world-renowned motor race, to be held at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida, will last an exhilarating 12 hours.

"We are delighted to be working with," said James Turner, Commercial Director of Aston Martin Racing. "The Sebring race marks the start of an exciting relationship between our two organizations and one which has a great deal of potential for growth. Like Aston Martin Racing, PokerStars is a strong, innovative brand with a worldwide presence and there look to be many opportunities for us to work together in the future."

You can watch the race live on the Speed channel beginning at 10:30 AM ET, Saturday, March 18.

Brad Willis
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