Intersport – Two Lolas, One In Each Class
Remember the tip-off that someone had bought the last of the B2K
/ 40s, an unused example sitting in Huntingdon? That ‘someone’
was Jon Field and his Intersport team, and they’ll be targeting
two classes of the ALMS in 2004 – LMP1 and LMP2. In the ‘senior’
category, they’ll be using their Lola B160 Judd, of course.
addition to the full ALMS schedule, both cars should race at Le
Mans (where the B160 already has a guaranteed entry), and both will
race at Monza’s LMES event.
Jon Field will
be partnered by Duncan Dayton again throughout the new season, while
Clint Field (right) will share the B2K / 40 with newcomer Bill Binnie.
Larry Connor and Rick Sutherland will join the team for longer races
such as Sebring, Le Mans, Monza and the Petit Le Mans - Connor in
the B160, Sutherland in the B2K / 40.
Rather neatly, both
chassis will use the same Judd KV675 engine, despite racing in different
our drivers for the whole season now is a huge change for the better
for us," said Clint Field. "Instead of having to adjust
from race to race, we can now concentrate on making the car fast
and comfortable for the same drivers, and there's continuity."
locked and loaded and ready to go," said his father. "We've
never been this ready and this prepared at this point of a season
before and it means a lot when you're trying to win championships."
The team will run a
third car, the Riley & Scott MkIIIC used in 2003, at the Sebring
12 Hours. Mike Durand is already nominated to drive this one, and
there is a chance that more ALMS appearances for the Riley &
Scott will happen.
Bill Binnie, 45, is
an American citizen but originally from Scotland, and has been racing
for more than 20 years. He was a class champion in the Ferrari /
Shell Historic Championship for four consecutive years and has extensive
historic racing experience in Europe and North America.