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.

dailysportscar.comIn 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 classes.

“Knowing 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."

dailysportscar.com"We're 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.

 

 

 

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