Team Ascari signs Kristian Kolby for 2002

Team Ascari Signs Hotshot Dane Banbury, England -- 4th March 2002: Ascari, the British specialist sportscar manufacturer, has today announced that the highly rated 23 year old Dane Kristian Kolby will join its racing line-up for the 2002 ...

Team Ascari Signs Hotshot Dane

Banbury, England -- 4th March 2002: Ascari, the British specialist sportscar manufacturer, has today announced that the highly rated 23 year old Dane Kristian Kolby will join its racing line-up for the 2002 season. This marks a return to European racing for the young UK based driver in a seven race programme that includes the classic events at Sebring, Florida and Le Mans. The signing of Kolby, a former British Formula Ford Champion and last year's success story in Americas Indy Lights Championship, reaffirms the British marque's ambitions and follows last week's announcement that Justin Wilson, the 2001 F3000 Champion, will race for Team Ascari at Sebring.

Kristian Kolby:
"I am really happy about this deal, which will see me compete in some of the worlds great sportscar races with a team that is constantly growing and improving. Team Ascari has impressive plans and I am optimistic that we can challenge for top honours."

Ian Dawson, Race Director, Team Ascari:
"Kristian fits in well with our plans, he is ambitious and talented. Apart from obviously being very quick, he is also a willing team player which is important for long distance racing. I have watched him come up through the ranks and am excited that he will race in Ascari colours."

At Sebring (16th March) Kolby will pilot the 4 litre V10 Judd engined Ascari KZR1 with South African Werner Lupberger and American TJ Bell.

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Series ALMS , Le Mans
Drivers Justin Wilson , Werner Lupberger , Kristian Kolby