|Johnny Mowlem will be driving the #88 BAR1 PC car for remainder of 2014.|
European Le Mans Series Champion, Johnny Mowlem, will compete for the remainder of the TUDOR United Sports Car season as the pro driver for BAR1 Motorsports No. 88 Prototype Challenge car. No stranger to endurance sports car racing, Mowlem brings years of GT and LMP sports car experience and his last time driving a PC car, Johnny put the car on the pole.
Johnny’s previous experience was during the reign of the American Le Mans Series. This will be Mowlem’s first time competing in the United Sports Car Championship. Needless-to-say, Johnny is ecstatic to be driving once again in America.
"I have great memories of racing in the States," said Johnny. “But even more exciting is that this will be my first foray into the new TUDOR series. I'm looking forward to it. To be entering this new chapter with a top team like BAR1 is the icing on the cake. It's been flattering that I have had a few options as soon as it was made public that I was available, as it is always tough to find a good drive in mid season. Returning to the USA was always top of my list and I am delighted to join a great team like BAR1 Motorsports."
BAR1 Motorsports’ team owner, Brian Alder, is very pleased to sign Mowlem.
"We are delighted that a driver of Johnny's quality and experience became available at this stage in the season" said Alder. "We look forward to working with him over the final races and in particular at the final round at Petit Le Mans with a view to hopefully doing a full season together in 2015".
Mowlem's first race for the team will be at the upcoming United Sports Car Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. His team-mate for this race as well as the season finale Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta will be announced in the next few days.
Next up for BAR1 Motorsports is the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sept 19-20.
BAR1 Motorsports competes in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Series. The team is located in Plain City, Ohio. Team owner, Brian Alder, has been an active and winning crew chief in the American Le Mans Series, now Tudor United Sports Car Championship, since its inception. You can find out more about BAR1 at www.bar1motorsports.com, follow the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bar1Motorsports or Twitter @bar1motorsports.
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) is the sanctioning body of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the road-racing series resulting from the merger of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila PatrÂ¢n and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Ferrari Challenge North America and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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