Dick Barbour completes driver line up

Braselton, Ga. (June 4, 2001) - Dick Barbour today announced the completion of his team driver lineup at the 69th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Barbour has asked Atlanta's David Murry to co-drive with Canada's John Graham and Venezuela's ...

Braselton, Ga. (June 4, 2001) - Dick Barbour today announced the completion of his team driver lineup at the 69th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Barbour has asked Atlanta's David Murry to co-drive with Canada's John Graham and Venezuela's Milka Duno in the Dick Barbour Racing #37 Reynard 01Q-Judd at Le Mans.

This season, Murry's main effort has been in a Porsche 911 GT3-R piloting a Kelly-Moss Racing entry in both the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and the Grand American Series. Murry began racing in the early 1980's in formula cars and small-bore sports cars and steadily graduated into faster machinery up to and including IMSA GTP cars and a ride at Watkins Glen in NASCAR's top league in 1999.

David has driven at Le Mans twice. Last year, he co-drove with Johnny Mowlem and Sascha Maassen at Le Mans finishing 17th overall in a Porsche GT3-R. In 1998, he co-drove with James Weaver in a factory supported Porsche LMP-1 98 entry, which ran as high as fourth overall early in the race that year.

In making the announcement, Dick Barbour commented that, "David will make a great teammate to Milka and John. While he is fast, he also knows the secret to endurance racing success is running to a pace and working seamlessly with co-drivers and crew. We all welcome him to the team and we're excited to get to Le Mans and show everyone what we can do."

Dick Barbour Racing has two entries accepted for this year's 69th running of the world's greatest 24-hour endurance motor race. Didier de Radiguès, Sascha Maassen and Hideshi Matsuda will pilot the DBR #36 Reynard 01Q-Judd.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Milka Duno , James Weaver , David Murry , John Graham , Sascha Maassen , Dick Barbour , Matsuda Hideshi