Canadian Tim Hauraney signs with GNM

Tim Hauraney set to drive for Graham Nash Motorsport in the FIA GT Championship! Formula Renault stand-out Tim Hauraney is set to join Graham Nash Motorsport for a limited schedule in the FIA GT Championship. Hauraney will be competing in...

Tim Hauraney set to drive for Graham Nash Motorsport in the FIA GT Championship!

Formula Renault stand-out Tim Hauraney is set to join Graham Nash Motorsport for a limited schedule in the FIA GT Championship. Hauraney will be competing in Europe against some of the best GT drivers in the world.

"I am very excited about this amazing opportunity of working with GNM in the FIA GT Championship. I will be competing against the best GT drivers in the world."

Hauraney will be competing against drivers such as 2004 FIA GT Champions Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen and former FIA GT Champion Emmanuel Collard. The Ontario driver may well be the only Canadian representation in `05 and he is eager to meet his two team mates and get to grips with the Graham Nash Motorsport Porsche GT3RS.

"I am very proud to be representing my country in this series; it looks as though I will be the only Canadian representation in the series. I am also looking forward to working with my two team mates Marco Panzavuota of Italy and Nigel Taylor of Surrey, England. I am looking forward to getting behind GNM's Porsche GT3RS at the FIA GT test day in Monza at the end of March."

Hauraney will also be given the opportunity to work with Pirelli as the GNM Porsche will be run with the full factory support of Pirelli tires.

"The opportunity to work with such a great tire manufacturer Pirelli is just amazing and I am going to do my absolute best to give them the information that they require. In my racing career I have only been able to run one set of tires on race weekends. But now it's a different story, now that I can work with Pirelli on a personal level is just fantastic."

GNM Sporting Director Andy Woolgar added "We are very pleased to cement a deal with Tim. I believe he will be able to show his true potential in the FIA GT World Championship, which is widely regarded as the GT racing series that sets the standards for the rest".

This will only be Hauraney's second time competing in endurance racing, but he will be looking to quickly come to grips with the car and the competitive nature that is the FIA GT Championship and the famous tracks that it is run on.

"I'm still in shock of this for some reason it just has not yet sunken in. This is my dream to race in Europe against the best of the best. I am eagerly looking forward to this great challenge and to be able to compare myself against the best in the world is a fantastic opportunity."

Hauraney will be leaving for Italy on the 21st of March to test at the historic Monza race track on the 22/23 of March. Hauraney's first race is on April 10th at Monza.

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Emmanuel Collard , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Nigel Taylor , Tim Hauraney , Marco Panzavuota