RYAN LEWIS JOINS INTERSPORT RACING British driver to compete in American Le Mans Series Indianapolis, USA - 23 June 2008: It was announced today that British racing driver, Ryan Lewis, will contest the remainder of the 2008 American Le...
RYAN LEWIS JOINS INTERSPORT RACING
British driver to compete in American Le Mans Series
Indianapolis, USA - 23 June 2008: It was announced today that British racing driver, Ryan Lewis, will contest the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Intersport Racing. The 24 year-old will race a Lola B07/10 AER in the LMP1 class, starting at Mid-Ohio in just over three weeks' time.
Ryan joins the American Le Mans Series from the Champ Car Atlantic Series where he has shown over the last two seasons that he is a force to be reckoned with on the American racing scene. Intersport Racing is a team on the up, highlighted by Jon Field's awe-inspiring battle with the world-class Audi LMP1 cars at the last race in Utah.
"The American racing community have welcomed me with open arms," said Ryan, "so at the end of last season, I decided that I would stay on in the US and find the right opportunity. I think I have done just that by teaming up with Intersport; they are a fantastic independent team who fight way above their weight. I am equally excited to be joining such a well-promoted racing series; the series gets better year after year and I will be proud to be part of such a great show and hope that I can do my bit when it comes to entertaining the fans."
The switch to racing prototypes means that Ryan is no longer a single-seater racer but he is happy to make the change.
"I have had a great career in single-seaters, or open wheel racing as they call it here," he said. "It's always hard for a driver to turn their back on that but I think I am stepping into an exciting, competitive category which will provide me with some fantastic challenges in the years to come. Bring it on!"
Ryan will be on-track with Intersport at Mid-Ohio on 18-19 July.