News and updates January 23

Corvettes for Donington? The Chevrolet Corvettes could appear at the opening European round of the ELMS at Donington Park in April if lead driver Ron Fellows has his way. The Canadian said last week that he would like to run in the "hotbed of ...

Corvettes for Donington?
The Chevrolet Corvettes could appear at the opening European round of the ELMS at Donington Park in April if lead driver Ron Fellows has his way. The Canadian said last week that he would like to run in the "hotbed of motor racing, England" as he has never attended a race in Britain before.

Under the regulations of the ALMS, competitors must compete in at least one overseas round to be counted at the end of the season for the championship. "It makes sense, because we are over there already for Le Mans," said Fellows.

The Canadian is unlikely to race GM's prototype Cadillac this year, preferring to concentrate on his Corvette programme, though he has said that he would love to test the car. Fellows was the driver who initially tested last year's Northstar LMP, and harbours a desire to become Canada's first ever winner at Le Mans, but not this year. Cadillac has still to announce this year's programme, the decision delayed for yet another week.

Audi - Johansson
Stefan Johansson has been unofficially confirmed to secure the deal to run an Audi in the European Le Mans Series. The Swede was bidding against Austrian Franz Konrad, but Konrad was told last week that he did not have the deal and will instead concentrate his efforts on his Lola at Daytona next week.

Johansson refused to confirm or deny that he had the deal, however. "We are still working incredibly hard to get everything in place, but there will not be an announcement until at least next week," he said. "It is looking good, that is all I can say." Mike Earle's Arena Motorsport team is still in negotiation with Johansson, as are other British-based teams.

-Motor Sports News

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Franz Konrad , Ron Fellows