The Swiss based crew is attacking its fifth consecutive season in the European Le Mans Series and has also placed a registration for the 24h of Le Mans. After encouraging races and lap times in the 2013 season, the crew around Urs Meier and Michel Frey wanted to keep the adventure on going in order to prove that even the top spot of the podium is achievable.
“We had great experiences in 2013 with Patrick Niederhauser who proved that our car is 100 % competitive. Unfortunately we were not always able to put the pieces together in the races after Silverstone. This consistency is the top priority for 2014”, says Michel Frey. In order to underline this, the team was looking to find a driver with a proven speed and a lot of experience in endurance racing. “Today we are very happy to announce, that we have signed the contract with Franck Mailleux. He will join our team for the full season and hopefully the 24h of Le Mans. Franck’s attitude, his team spirit and the speed he was showing always impressed us and I am happy we could make the deal together.”
“I am delighted to be confirmed with Race Performance for this season and thankful to Urs Meier and Michel Frey for the faith they put into me”. Race Performance is an experienced team with a highly motivated crew. Added to my personal experience with 5 seasons in endurance racing including 5 Le Mans starts and a championship-winning season in ILMC in 2011, I think that we have all in hands to be very competitive for the ELMS and to deserve an invitation to fight at Le Mans 24 hours.”
Regarding the third driver the team confirms that it will add another absolute top name – someone who merited some of the highest crowns in international single seater racing – to its driver line up. Everything has been confirmed and the signing of the contract should only be a formality. Announcements available after this weekend.