Aston Martin will give factory support to two teams running the DBR9 in next year's FIA GT1 World Championship.
Aston Martin Racing will back the Hexis AMR and Young Driver AMR teams, which plan to run two cars each. French team Hexis, based at the Nimes circuit, has campaigned Aston Martin's DBRS9 in FIA GT3 for the past three seasons and will step up to the new GT1 world championship for 2010. The Young Driver team has been created especially for the new championship and has taken delivery of its two DBR9s.
The inaugural FIA GT1 world championship will comprise 10 events, six in Europe and races in Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Brazil and Argentina.