Aston Martin Racing, the official motorsports division of the automaker Aston Martin, has won the annual Laguna Seca race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) on its return to the sport.

This was the penultimate round of the 2011 season and for the race Aston Martin Racing started from third and fourth position on the grid of the famous 2.238 mile Monterey circuit.

Under sunny skies, in a race dominated by yellow flags, the team ran faultlessly for six hours to take the top spot on the podium.

Drivers Adrian Fernandez, Stefan Mücke and Harold Primat drove the Aston Martin DBR1-2 consistently in the top three, and in the final hour remained dominant in first position.

Official partner team Muscle Milk Racing was also running perfectly in the top three until lap 146 when a fuel pump problem brought the car back into the garage for an hour. The car went on to finish the race crossing the line fifth in class.

Aston Martin Racing will return to ALMS in two weeks’ time at the final round; Petit Le Mans.