Final two drivers confirmed by Sumo Power GT The Sumo Power GT team has this week appointed a second pair of drivers for its 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship campaign: Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell-Walter. They will join Michael Krumm and...
Final two drivers confirmed by Sumo Power GT
The Sumo Power GT team has this week appointed a second pair of drivers for its 2010 FIA GT1 World Championship campaign: Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell-Walter. They will join Michael Krumm and Peter Dumbreck, who were confirmed in February, in the second of the team's two Nissan GT-Rs - car number 22.
Warren Hughes has spent the past nine seasons in either GT or Touring cars and has contested the legendary Le Mans 24-hours six times, winning the LMP2 Class and breaking the lap record in the process. He is therefore delighted to be joining Sumo Power GT for a full World Championship campaign:
"When I first heard about the FIA GT1 World Championship and the venues it visits I immediately wanted to be involved", said Hughes. "Once I had been invited to test with the Sumo Power GT team I was really hoping that I would be offered a seat, so to finally secure a drive is a fantastic opportunity."
Jamie Campbell-Walter is another driver to have raced at Le Mans, his five visits to the French classic backed-up with campaigns in the Le Mans, FIA and British GT Championships over the past 13 years. On hearing the news that he was confirmed as one of the team's four drivers he said:
"I'm over the moon to be get the drive with Sumo Power GT this season and it's great to be involved with a new championship and a new team right from the start. I'm looking forward to being back in a GT Championship, especially one which visits so many good circuits in so many different countries."
Both Hughes and Campbell-Walter drove one of the team's Nissan GTRs in a test at Snetterton this week and were impressed, each driver reporting on the excellent delivery of power from the engine and agreeing that the car has great potential.
Commenting on this latest appointment of drivers, Team Manager Allen Orchard said: "We have been making such good progress with the performance of the cars we felt we needed to have a strong pairing of drivers in our second GT-R. We therefore opted for Warren and Jamie, instead of two drivers who are there because of the budget they bring with them. I'm delighted that we now have one of the best driver line-ups on the grid."
The team is scheduled to test its two Nissans next week at Silverstone. It will then begin preparations for the cars' departure to Abu Dhabi for the first race of the season, which takes place on 17th April.
-source: sumo power gt