Le Mans Series Line-Up Revealed
In addition to its campaign in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, CRS Racing has entered a Ferrari 430 into the 2011 Le Mans Series.
The No. 82 CRS Ferrari 430 will compete in the LM GTE Am class, where it will be raced by Klaas Hummel, Phil Quaife and Adam Christodoulou. The all-new LM GTE Am class provides a great opportunity for Hummel and his team mates to enter into what is arguably the best sportscar series in the world.
Klaas Hummel is a non-professional racer who has worked his way up through the SLR Trophy, FIA GT3 and most recently the International GT Open. He is more than ready for the challenges of the Le Mans Series and he has two good team mates to back him up in Christodoulou and Quaife.
Adam Christodoulou won the Formula Renault UK Championship with CRS in 2008 and returned to the team briefly in 2010 to compete in two GT Open events. After getting a taster for the Ferrari 430 last year he is eager to get stuck in again when the season kicks off at Paul Ricard.
"This is a great opportunity for me," said Christodoulou. "I'm with a team that I know well, driving a car that they know well. I think we have a strong line-up and every chance of taking some good results this year, especially as anything can happen in those long races. To be racing in the Le Mans Series will be a great challenge too, competing against some of the world's top drivers. I'm looking forward to getting back in the car next month to start testing."
Phil Quaife has already completed a season in the Le Mans Series with CRS Racing. The young Briton made rapid progress last year and is ready for a full on assault in 2011.
"I'm looking forward to racing on two tracks that are new to me this year: Imola and Estoril. It's an exciting challenge but CRS has a simulator, which will help me to really get to grips with them. It's great to have an opportunity to drive with CRS for a third successive year and it will be good to share the Ferrari with my two new team mates."
"We're very pleased to be in a position to continue racing in the Le Mans Series," said CRS Managing Director, Mark Busfield. "We enjoyed our LMS racing last year so it's great to be able to run a car to complement our programme in the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. We're all very happy that Klaas Hummel and Phil Quaife are embarking on their third seasons with CRS, while Adam Christodoulou has won a championship with us, been away and then come back for more!"
-source: crs racing