Aston Martin targets top honours at Le Mans with new LMP1 car

David Hobbs

Hot on the heels of a successful result at the Autosport 1000km of Silverstone, Aston Martin is setting its sights firmly on the diesels at next year's blue riband event, Le Mans.

The Prodrive-run team was the best of the petrol class in Sunday's race, which marked the end of the 2010 Le Mans Series and also the start of the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, but as has so often been the case, their Lola-Aston Martin couldn't match the diesel-powered cars of Audi and winners Peugeot.