As well as setting the best qualifying times among the petrol-fuelled LMP1 cars at Le Mans, Aston Martin also secured top spot in the GT1 class thanks to the Young Driver AMT's Tomas Enge.
But the Czech driver won't be satisfied unless the team can turn pole position into class victory and to do that he believes he and his team-mates Peter Kox And Christoffer Nygaard have to keep the British-based team out of trouble.
Enge thinks that the Ford GT cars of the Matech Competiton and Marc VDS teams will be their biggest challengers ahead of ther Corvettes but insists events may play a bigger part.
"Ford will be our primary competitor but I feel that it is not really the same as when the Aston Martin cars were racing against the Corvette factory cars. Now, all the GT1 cars are in private hands and it will be more about avoiding problems and having a clean run to the finish rather than pushing at 100% for 15 hours like we had to do in the past.
"We are in a great position though, the Aston Martin DBR9 has always been a fantastic car."