Quaife-Hobbs to race McLaren in BES

GP2 race winner Adrian Quaife-Hobbs will switch to endurance racing in 2015 with Von Ryan Racing in a new McLaren 650S.

The 24-year-old joins Rob Bell, Kevin Estre, Alvaro Parente, Bruno Senna and Shane van Gisbergen in the team which was set up by former McLaren F1 team manager David Ryan in 2011.

He will take part in the entire Blancpain Endurance Series this season.

"I'm extremely excited to be embarking on a new adventure in sportscar racing with Von Ryan Racing and the McLaren 650S, which I believe will be a front-runner from the first race," said Quaife-Hobbs.

"We enjoyed a very successful test programme at Silverstone and Snetterton, which continues with two days at Paul Ricard this week, and I'm really looking forward to getting into the car for the first round."

Quaife-Hobbs will get more miles under his belt at the official Paul Ricard BES test today and tomorrow.

Ryan added: "Adrian is a very exciting talent, who has shown himself to be one of the most promising young stars in some of the most competitive single-seater championships.

"With these six drivers we have put ourselves in a very strong position for the season, and we are confident of 2015 being another exciting year."

 

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Series Blancpain Endurance
Drivers Rob Bell , Alvaro Parente , Bruno Senna , Adrian Quaife-Hobbs , Shane van Gisbergen , David Ryan , Kevin Estre
Article type Breaking news