Lammers Completes Dyson Sebring Squad Le Mans and Daytona 24-Hour Winner Joins Defending Class Champions in 12-Hour Enduro POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, March 12, 2004 - Dutchman Jan Lammers will join 2003- class winners Chris Dyson and Belgian Didier...
Lammers Completes Dyson Sebring Squad
Le Mans and Daytona 24-Hour Winner Joins Defending Class Champions in 12-Hour Enduro
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, March 12, 2004 - Dutchman Jan Lammers will join 2003- class winners Chris Dyson and Belgian Didier de Radigues in the #20 Thetford / Norcold Dyson Racing Lola for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 20. And this year they'll be looking for an overall win.
"Jan represents the final part of our plan for Sebring," said Dyson, who serves as the team's Sporting Director as well as one of its drivers. "Like Dyson Racing, Jan's won twice at the Daytona 24-hour race, and like us, he's still looking for his first overall win at Sebring. His vast racing experience is a positive addition to our effort."
Indeed, the 47-year-old Dutchman is the reigning FIA Sportscar Champion, and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour race for Jaguar in 1988 with current Dyson driver Andy Wallace. Lammers' resume includes impressive results in both sportscar and formula car racing. His Daytona 24-hour victories came in 1988 and 1990, also with Jaguar. His latter Daytona victory also came sharing the wheel with Wallace.
"It's a pleasure for me to join America's best sportscar racing team for America's oldest and most prestigious sportscar race," said Lammers, who in addition to his European Sportscar driving title, also was named Europe's top team captain as the owner of the Racing for Holland team. "Like my new teammates, I still have a score to settle at Sebring. I've won two of the top three sportscar races in the world, and I want to add the third. This is always a tough race; from the standpoint of physical demands on the car. Twelve hours here is more demanding than 24 hours at Le Mans or Daytona. But I think I'm with a team that has the resources to handle those demands. Dyson Racing has a great organization; I've wanted to run with them for years. I think we have an excellent chance for a good result."
Dyson Racing's #16 Thetford / Norcold Lola will be driven at Sebring by James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace.