Road Atlanta: Jan Charouz preview

Jan Charouz goes to Petit Le Mans The Petit Le Mans is one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series and Jan Charouz is looking forward to taste it for the first time. He will go to the 1000 miles or 10 hours long race as a driver of the...

Jan Charouz goes to Petit Le Mans

The Petit Le Mans is one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series and Jan Charouz is looking forward to taste it for the first time. He will go to the 1000 miles or 10 hours long race as a driver of the factory Zytek squad. He will share the car with German Stefan Muecke and Briton Danny Watts. The crew will fight in the LMP2 and they will share the wheel of Zytek 07S Zytek prototype. It is one of the best cars in the class and they have therefore a chance to succeed also in the overall classification.

The opportunity for LPM2 in the ALMS is high especially this year when another LMP2 prototype, Penske's Porsche RS Spyder, shines. The car won eight out of ten races this year. Twenty years old Charouz will drive at Road Atlanta for the first time. He knows Muecke very well after they have raced together in the Le Mans Series with the Skoda Charouz Racing System -- Lola/Judd team. Watts is one of the best Britons and his last race with Zytek was at Silverstone LMS race where he finished seventh overall and second in the LMP2 class. The race won other Zytek car.

The Petit Le Mans, penultimate race of the ALMS, starts on Saturday October 6th. The organisers celebrate the 10th anniversary. Tomas Enge took part several times in the popular race. His first participation was in 1999 when he drove Rafanelli's Riley Scott MKIII with Mimmo Schiattarella and Eric van de Poele. The last race of the ALMS season is four hours race at Laguna Seca. Jan Charouz's participation will be decided later.

Zytek is well known for their involvement in the whole motorsport. Along racing in endurance races they supplied or supplying engines or chassis to championship like the A1GP, international F3000, Japanese Formula Nippon or British Touring car Championship.

Jan Charouz: "I am looking forward to the "small Le Mans". The Zytek Motorsport team have a very good name and I am happy that they have chosen alongside Stefan also me. Their driver Danny Watts is very quick as he proved also last time at Silverstone 1000 km. The American promoters have restricted Audi diesels and the result is that smaller LMP2 cars have bigger chance to fight for overall glory. It is one of the reasons why I am looking forward to it. We have a chance to fight for good result n the whole race."

Antonin Charouz, driver manager: "I am delighted that a team like Zytek have found jan by themselves and I hope that he will show a good performance. Jan has been quick and reliable during the whole Le Mans Series and 24 hours Le Mans and his efforts have given him an opportunity to race in the States."

-credit: jan-charouz.cz

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , Mimmo Schiattarella , Jan Charouz , Antonin Charouz , Danny Watts