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Pirelli One-Two on Grid for 12-Hour Race

(Clacton, U.K./Tyres & Accessories) The new partnership between Aston Martin and Pirelli got off to the best possible start in qualifying for the 54th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, the opening round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series.

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The two Astons scorched around the track to take first and second grid positions ahead of the two factory Corvettes. Pedro Lamy set a new GT1 class qualifying lap record of 1.55.286.

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The two Pirelli-shod Panoz Esperantes, now prepared by the Canadian Multimatic team, gridded first and third in class. Here too, Pirelli gained a new class qualifying record with pole sitter David Brabham registering the fastest lap at 2.03.563 in the Panoz.

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