Jan Magnussen Joins Stevenson Team In Rolex Series Camaro GT.R Will share driving duties in the No. 97 car with Gunter Schaldach The name Jan Magnussen is well known in the world of sportscar racing. Any team fortunate enough to sign him...
Jan Magnussen Joins Stevenson Team In Rolex Series Camaro GT.R
Will share driving duties in the No. 97 car with Gunter Schaldach
The name Jan Magnussen is well known in the world of sportscar racing. Any team fortunate enough to sign him enjoys the benefit of having his significant talents working solidly for them in their quest to quash the competition. Too many teams know the challenge of racing against him. Today, Stevenson Motorsports Manager Mike Johnson announced that Magnussen will be joining the team to co-drive the No. 97 Stevenson Motorsports / Lala Motorsports / BryanMark Financial / VinSolutions 2010 Chevrolet Camaro GT.R with Gunter Schaldach for the balance of the still young 2010 race schedule.
Johnson: "We had such a great experience with Jan in the No. 57 car at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. When he said he wanted to do more races with us, it made sense to put him in the No. 97 car for the rest of the season. Simply stated, when one of the best sportscar drivers in the world wants to join your team, you find a place for him!"
Magnussen has raced with the Corvette Racing squad in the ALMS the last few seasons taking the GT1 Championship in 2008. He has raced in both the GT and the Daytona Prototype classes in Grand-Am, with wins coming several times over the last few years. He has won at Le Mans, Sebring, Petit Le Mans, the DTC Series, and at other circuits. His experience includes time spent as a factory driver for Panoz in the ALMS. Always a popular man with the fans, he has twice been selected the "Most popular driver" in the ALMS and he was chosen as the "Danish Racing Driver of the year 2005", a season in which he collected 11 wins driving in four different series.
Magnussen will run the entire series with the Stevenson team, with the exception of the VIR race and both Watkins Glen rounds. Despite his having to miss three races, Johnson feels the addition of Magnussen will move the pieces of the championship puzzle closer together in this, the first season the team is running the brand new Pratt & Miller built Camaro.
"With Jan on board, I am even more excited about this season and hopefully we now have our best one-two shot at delivering a Rolex GT Championship to the Stevensons."
The next race in the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 schedule will be held at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 6th.
-source: stevenson motorsports