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BGTC: Luke Hines and James Sutton join CR Scuderia

Luke Hines and James Sutton will race together in a CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 in the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The British pair are both exceptionally talented racers and the CRS team is delighted to have them on board. Luke ...

Luke Hines and James Sutton will race together in a CR Scuderia Ferrari 430 in the 2008 Avon Tyres British GT Championship. The British pair are both exceptionally talented racers and the CRS team is delighted to have them on board.

Luke provided stiff competition to CRS Team Principal Chris Niarchos' own British GT title fight in 2006 and is looking forward to getting stuck in again.

"It is great to be back in the British GT Championship," said Luke. "My first season in 2006, in the Panoz, developed into a year-long battle with Chris (Niarchos) and Tim (Mullen), where we fought for every inch of the track. I am proud to be given this opportunity to race for Chris' CRS team which is full of passion and experience. It will also be good to work with Lee Penn again who engineered my Panoz in 2006, and Malcolm Swetnam and Eddie Hinckley who I worked with when I was in the BTCC with SEAT. I am also looking forward to working with James Sutton, an exciting young driver who already has a good title under his belt, I know we are both winners and we will be pushing hard to find the winning formula for CR Scuderia."

James joins the team fresh from winning the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title in his debut season.

"I am extremely happy to be racing in the British GT Championship this year, especially with the team that I will be a part of," said James. "Every component seems to be just right. I've always been aware of how good Luke was, even in our karting days, and judging by the performances he has had in this championship there is no reason to suggest he won't be one of the best drivers in the series. Besides that, I know that Chris Niarchos has put together a team of incredible quality that will be seriously strong over the course of 2008. Needless to say I'm really looking forward to the season kicking off."

Both James and Luke will join CR Scuderia at the Monteblanco Circuit in Spain next week to test the GT3 cars in preparation for the new season. The team will also run its two FIA GT cars at the test that runs from Monday until Wednesday.

-credit: crscuderia.com

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Series GT
Drivers Chris Niarchos , Luke Hines , James Sutton