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Starworks Confirms Drivers for Rolex 24 PC Class
Posted by: newsla on Jan 21, 2014 - 05:46 PM
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Starworks Confirms Drivers for Rolex 24 PC Class

Starworks Motorsport is happy to confirm its PC driver line-up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 25-26.

The 7 car duties will be shared by drivers Alex Popow (Ven), Martin Fuentes (Mex), Isaac Tutumlu (Spain), Pierre Kaffer (Ger) and Kyle Marcelli (Can) who is new to the Starworks party.


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The ‘dream team’ who set the fastest PC lap at the Roar will remain the same in the Starworks #8 with Eric Lux (USA), Mirco Schultis (Ger), Renger van der Zande (Neth) and Sam Bird (UK).

The Starworks Oreca-Chevrolet FML009 cars topped the PC category during final practice at the ‘Roar Before the 24’ earlier this month, with the 8 car setting the fastest overall PC lap of the test with Briton Sam Bird.

Peter Baron, Starworks Motorsport Team Owner:
“I am so excited to get this season underway after what was the most painful off-season ever in my history in motorsport. I am looking forward to coming back with a new 7 car line-up and I think that the 8 car was one of the favourites to beat after the Roar.

“We were struggling a bit on the 7 car with the balance of people, and bringing Pierre and Kyle to the program immediately puts that car as a front runner as well. I think that when the chequered flag flies on Sunday we could be in a good position to have a group of our drivers leaving with a watch.”

Kyle Marcelli makes his PC debut in Starworks #8:
"I am very happy to be joining Starworks Motorsport for 2014. It means a lot to have been selected by Peter for the job and it's an honour to join the list of the many talented and experienced racing drivers that have been a part of this organization over the years. Regardless of the category or series, Starworks has proven to always be a top competitor and I expect the same this year in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. I have been training hard throughout the short off-season and will be bringing my best efforts to the program. I can't wait to get back into the race car in just a few weeks for the 24 Hours of Daytona."

Pierre Kaffer rejoins Starworks for 2014 in the 7 car:
“The year started very well for me at the Dubai 24 Hours and now I head to Daytona for the Rolex 24 to join a really great team of drivers at Starworks. I know the PC car very well from last year when I drove it with Mirco and it will be great to be driving with Kyle instead of against him for this race! I am also looking forward to seeing all the guys at Starworks again and with a strong driver line up in the 7 car, we definitely have a chance for the victory.”

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