Blundell announces expanded schedule

Mark Blundell expands 2011 schedule

Mark Blundell announces intention to contest more races in 2011

#23 United Autosports with Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley: Mark Blundell, Zak Brown, Martin Brundle, Mark Patterson
#23 United Autosports with Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley: Mark Blundell, Zak Brown, Martin Brundle, Mark Patterson

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London, UK – Wednesday 16th March - British racing driver Mark Blundell has today announced his intention to contest more races in 2011.

Mark has already successfully competed in the Daytona 24 Hours in January, which saw him join forces with ex-Formula One team mate Martin Brundle and bring home their United Autosports car in an impressive fourth place.

Teaming up with United Autosports once again, Mark secured a strong sixth position in this month’s Grand Prix of Miami at the Homestead Miami Speedway, despite being forced off the track by another car towards the end of the race.

The combined result sees the United Autosports car lie third in the DP Class for the Grand Am Championship, and has left Mark hungry for more. Mark now intends to contest a number of additional races in the Grand Am series on behalf of the United Autosports team this season.

In addition to the Grand Am series, Mark will also be competing in the 24 Hours of Spa endurance race between 30th and 31st July. Mark will again be racing with the United Autosports team, having had a successful outing at the race last year when he picked up a third in class.

The ex-F1 and CART driver has also not ruled out competing in additional races this year. The 24 Hours of Nurburgring and the Bathhurst V8 Australian touring car races remain on Mark’s list of those he would love to compete in. Should the right opportunity present itself then Mark is also considering the Indy $5million Vegas Challenge.

“It’s safe to say that I was first bitten by the racing bug at the age of 14 and I haven’t managed to shake it off since! Although I took a break from racing in 2003 I’ve continued to stay involved in motorsports through the commentating I did on F1 with ITV and managing racing drivers through 2MB Sports Management. Coming back to racing last year in the 24 Hours of Spa re-ignited the fire in my belly and now I’m looking forward to competing in a selection of races this year and beyond!” commented Mark Blundell.


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Series Endurance , Grand-Am
Drivers Mark Blundell , Martin Brundle , Mark Patterson , Michael Shank , Zak Brown
Teams Michael Shank Racing
Tags blundell, endurance, grand-am