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Reliability Will Be Key To Success Final preparations are now underway at the Banbury, England base of the Prodrive Ferrari team, for departure to France for the 72nd running of the most famous sportscar race in the world, the 24 ...

Reliability Will Be Key To Success

Final preparations are now underway at the Banbury, England base of the Prodrive Ferrari team, for departure to France for the 72nd running of the most famous sportscar race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, on 12th/13th June.

The small, privately funded team, which last year so convincingly won the GTS class within the multi-category field, is returning to La Sarthe with two Care Racing sponsored Ferrari 550 Maranellos. While confident of the car's proven speed and reliability, no one is under any illusions about the increased challenge ahead from all the GTS competitors, particularly the powerful factory Corvette team.

A focused development programme has taken place since the end of last year's American Le Mans Series season, and this will be the team's first outing of 2004, but Prodrive Ferrari is confident of the car's capabilities and its talented and experienced driver line up.

Team Director, George Howard-Chappell: "In a similar vein to last year, I'm confident we've got a good package with a race-winning, proven car, a strong engine, great tyres and consistent, solid drivers. Having said that, we know how much work our competitors have done since last year and that will keep us sharp. We did not go for the best single

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Series Le Mans
Drivers George Howard-Chappell