Drayson Racing returned to the American Le Mans Series and debuted in the Le Mans Series in 2009. The United Kingdom-based team, owned by Elspeth and Paul Drayson with Elspeth handling the day-to-day administrative operation of the programme, ran the full Le Mans Series (best finish of seventh at Spa) and debuted in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Not Classified after an electrical issue ended the team’s race after 22 hours) with the Aston Martin Vantage GT2. They switched the single car team to the No. 88 Lola Coupé powered by the Judd V10 engine for the Petit Le Mans (finished tenth) and Laguna Seca rounds of the American Le Mans Series. Drivers Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK) and Jonny Cocker (Guisborough, Yorks, UK) showed the true potential of the team in the Asian Le Mans Series winning the overall pole position for both Race 1 and Race 2 at the Okayama Circuit in Japan. The programme led extensively in both races and won the Michelin Green X Challenge ® finishing fourth in Race 2.