Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini to drive the JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 in the 2013 European Le Mans Series
Reigning Champions JMW Motorsport is thrilled to announce their driver line up for the 2013 European Le Mans Series. Behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 contesting the LM GTE class will be Joël Camathias (Switzerland) and Andrea Bertolini (Italy).
The pairing of Joël Camathias and Andrea Bertolini brings formidable strength to JMW Motorsport, a stalwart competitor in the European Le Mans Series, with both drivers boasting a wealth of GT experience and sharing a passion for the Ferrari 458.
For Joël it is a welcome return to the series which saw him take the GT Drivers' Title in 2006, and who has since tasted success in the International GT Open Championship.
Andrea, with multiple FIA GT Championships amongst his many laurels, truly has Ferrari coursing through his veins, most recently putting the Ferrari 458 through its paces in the FIA WEC!
Once more the team are proud to be partnered with Dunlop with whom they have been working closely in pre-season testing.
The opening race of the 2013 season takes place on Saturday 13th April at Silverstone, England. As the team's home race there will be an undoubted extra boost from JMW Motorsport's many loyal fans.
Jim McWhirter, Team Principal
"We are at the start of another new adventure with the revised ELMS. The format calls for a different tactical approach but we are confident that we shall be in the mix from the beginning.
Our drivers for 2013 are Andrea Bertolini and Joel Camathias . They are drivers 'formidable' and bring a wealth of experience and competitive edge to JMW .
Dunlop are with us once again together with AJ Power, Redlaw, Shell Racing Solutions together with Zircotec. Michelotto continue to provide invaluable support.
It should be an interesting campaign aiming for the title and preparing for Le Mans 24 Hours"
Tim Sugden, Team Manager
"I am delighted to have such a high quality driver line up. I have known Andrea for many years racing against him, and watching his many successes, With Joël we have a fast, reliable driver who has already fitted in straight away with our team. We are now looking forward to a great season"
Andrea Bertolini, Driver
"I am really happy and excited to be joining such a strong team. The team's results have been excellent in the past and we need to continue that legacy. We have a good chance to this season and must remain focused as it will be a close Championship. I am very happy to be driving alongside Joël in the Ferrari 458 which is one of the best cars in the GT world"
Joël Camathias, Driver
"With no doubt, 2013 is going to be a busy and exciting season. I am delighted to go back to the ELMS, which is bound to return to splendour this year, and to do it with such a competitive team as JMW Motorsport. I am very impressed with what Jim McWhirter and Tim Sugden have achieved in such a short period of time and look forward to be part of the team and driving alongside Andrea"