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 |  Jun 08 2011, 4:48 PM

Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage Zagato race car will be heading to the infamous Nüburgring this weekend for a warm up race as the works team prepares for the 24 hour endurance event on the 25-26 June.

The 51st ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen VLN5 four-hour race will be used as a test session to evaluate the race car’s setup as well as familiarize the drivers with the course. It also marks the first time that both V12 Zagato race cars will have run together in competition.

For this coming weekend’s event, the first of the two cars will be driven by Aston’s CEO Dr. Ulrich Betz, who will be joined by the company’s Nürburgring Test Centre Director, Wolfgang Schuhbauer and experienced amateur racer Peter Cate.

Meanwhile, the second Zagato racer will be piloted by One-77 Engineer Chris Porritt, sports car driver Oliver Mathai and Auto Journalist Richard Meaden.

The 51st ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen VLN5 four-hour race will begin at 12 noon Central European Time (6.00 am Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday 11th June and live updates of the Aston Martin team’s progress will available by following the company’s official Twitter feed – @astonmartin.