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Andy Wallace to race at Oschersleben

Andy Wallace -- Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere Having renewed his partnership with one ex-team mate at Le Mans, sportscar legend Andy Wallace has stepped into deputise for another former colleague as he replaces John Nielsen in the RN ...

Andy Wallace -- Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

Having renewed his partnership with one ex-team mate at Le Mans, sportscar legend Andy Wallace has stepped into deputise for another former colleague as he replaces John Nielsen in the RN Motorsports DBA4-Zytek this weekend in The FIASCC.

Wallace got the late call from team manager Karl Patman when it became clear that Nielsen had contest touring cars in Denmark and would not be able to drive alongside young team mate Hyanari Shimoda.

"I think it's great!" enthuses Wallace; "Hyanari and I are exactly the same size, we haven't had to change a thing in the cockpit with the exception of moving the pedals forward by 10mm"

Wallace, the only man to have won at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona and Petit Le Mans is as fired up by sportscar racing as he ever was and allows himself a grin when asked how he thinks the DBA4 will fair against the big guns of Racing for Holland and Pescarolo Sport;

"The car should go really well, I've done a couple of laps in the pace car and there are some very fast changes of direction and a lot of mid-corner braking here at Oschersleben which will suit us and not them--the only problem here is that I think the front left tyre will get a terrific amount of wear and we'll have to watch that."

Wallace appears relaxed and happy to be sportscar racing with The FIASCC on one of the very few weekends that he has free in his diary;

"You know I'd love to compete at the Spa 1000km race, actually that weekend is the only one I have left without prior commitment to another race so who knows!"

Wallace gets his first taste of his new charge tomorrow, Saturday 19th July when free practise begins at 09.00 CET, followed by Qualifying at 15:30 to 16:35 CET.

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Series GT
Drivers Andy Wallace , John Nielsen