TBE announces endurance events driver lineup

Team Betta Electrical Names V8 Supercar Endurance Drivers For 2004 Head of Triple Eight Race Engineering - 'Team Betta Electrical' Roland Dane today announced the appointment of Frenchman Yvan Muller and Aussie Dean Canto as the team's two ...

Team Betta Electrical Names V8 Supercar Endurance Drivers For 2004

Head of Triple Eight Race Engineering - 'Team Betta Electrical' Roland Dane today announced the appointment of Frenchman Yvan Muller and Aussie Dean Canto as the team's two endurance drivers for 2004.

The drivers will pair with Paul Radisich and Max Wilson to contest both the 'Betta Electrical Sandown 500' - September 10-12, as well as the 'Bob Jane T-Marts Bathurst 1000' to be conducted at Mt Panorama October 7-10.

"We are extremely pleased with our choice of drivers for the up-coming endurance events this season and particularly look forward to reintroducing the current 2003 BTCC Champion, Yvan Muller to the Australian V8 Supercar Series, especially given that he has been a Triple Eight Team Driver in Europe for more than six seasons" - said Dane.

"Yvan is an extremely accomplished driver and is again contesting the 2004 BTCC Championship in Britain driving for Triple Eight Race Engineering, currently holding second position in the championship behind team mate James Thompson, with the team retaining the lead in the manufacturers championship".

"Muller has a string of achievements to his racing career, having won the 2003 BTCC Drivers Championship, and attaining his eighth win of the Andros Trophy ice racing - Chaonix 24 hour ice race.

"2002 saw him finish second in the British Touring Car Championship for Triple Eight Race Engineering, achieving five pole positions, four second placing's and one third placing, and again winning the Andros Trophy ice racing - Chamonix 24 hour ice race.

This same year was Muller's second visit to Mt Panorama in the Bathurst 1000 - his entry not completing the race.

"Dean Canto needs no introduction, having driven for the team in last years series" - said Dane.

"The team has retained his services for the endurance events this year and we expect him to do very well, we have given Dean some very valuable practice time in the car recently and he has performed to expectations, so we look forward to seeing him perform well in the endurance events".

"We have not decided on driver pairings at this stage, however an announcement will be made as the events draw closer" - Dane concluded

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Series Supercars
Drivers Max Wilson , Yvan Muller , James Thompson , Dean Canto , Paul Radisich , Roland Dane
Teams Triple Eight Race Engineering