Pecorari joins Van der Steur Racing for 2007 ALMS P2 challenge Small team looking to take it to the big boys in hotly contested LMP2 category (Havre de Grace, MD) 9 February 07--Van der Steur Racing has signed young Adam Pecorari to contest the...
Pecorari joins Van der Steur Racing for 2007 ALMS P2 challenge
Small team looking to take it to the big boys in hotly contested LMP2 category
(Havre de Grace, MD) 9 February 07--Van der Steur Racing has signed young Adam Pecorari to contest the 2007 American LeMans Series season in LMP2 competition. The team will campaign a Radical chassis powered by the AER engine against the factory Porsche, Mazda, and Acura efforts.
"We're pleased to have Adam join us this year," said team owner Gunnar van der Steur. "He showed when he raced with us at Laguna that he is tremendously fast, and very technically capable. We know we are going up against some very well-funded teams this year, but we are optimistic that Adam can help us get everything out of the Radical/AER combination."
Pecorari is looking forward to his move up to LMP2 and the high level of competition he will be facing after scoring an impressive nine wins in ten starts running in the 2006 IMSA Lites Championship.
"I want to thank Gunnar for having confidence in me and bringing me on to help develop the Radical," said Pecorari, who first moved up to Formula Fords in 2003 after making a name for himself in karts. "I think LMP2 is going to be one of the toughest categories anywhere in road racing this year, and I'm really looking forward to going up against these guys. We don't have the budget that the factory teams do, but I think we might be able to surprise some people."
The 2007 American LeMans Series will start with the traditional 12 Hours of Sebring on March 14-17, and the team is hoping to test in advance of the season-opener.
"In the meantime, I am just going to keep concentrating on my studies and keep working on my fitness routine to be as ready as possible for the season," said Pecorari.
The Aston, Pennsylvania native recently got his 2007 season warmed up with a debut run in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. While some mechanical problems prevented Pecorari's Matt Connolly Motorsports BMW M3 from finishing the race, he was glad to get the last-minute call up to race and is taking as many positives as possible out of the weekend.
"I really want to thank Matt and Biltbest for giving me the opportunity to race in the 24," said Pecorari. "It was good for me to get some night racing experience and to get some good seat time to get this season going."
The American LeMans Series will open up with the traditional Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on March 14-17.