After announcing recently that Andrew Kirkaldy and Tim Mullen would contest the 2010 Le Mans Series in a CRS Ferrari 430, the team is pleased to reveal that they will have company in the shape of a second Ferrari 430 LMS entry for CRS Racing.
Pierre Ehret and Phil Quaife will join Kirkaldy and Mullen in the CRS garage for the five Le Mans Series races, starting with the 8-hour race at Paul Ricard in April. A third driver for the Ehret/Quaife car will also be announced soon.
Pierre Ehret has a great deal of experience in the Le Mans Series where last year he finished 4th in class in the overall championship. He is a very successful businessman who only began racing at the age of 40. In 2010, in addition to running in the full Le Mans Series with CRS, Pierre will race in selected American Le Mans Series races in the Autocon Lola LMP1 car.
Phil Quaife is already part of the CRS family after racing in the FIA GT3 Championship with the team in 2009. It was a difficult season but the 23 year-old British racer demonstrated incredible speed and a great maturity. His performance in the GT2 Ferrari during the Spa 24 Hours proved that he is more than ready for the challenges that lie ahead in 2010.
“We’re really pleased to be able to enter a two-car team into the full Le Mans Series,” said CRS Team Director, Andrew Kirkaldy. “I’m very happy with the line-up. Pierre is one of the quickest non-professional drivers out there. Phil did a fantastic job for us last year and really came on strong when things got tough. We have another driver to announce soon for that car. I think it will be a real advantage to have a three-driver line-up when it comes to the longer races. It’ll certainly keep Tim and I on our toes.”