Zytek – Go For PLM & Laguna Seca
Announcement Soon Regarding ALMS In 2007
We’ve been pestering Zytek Motorsport race
director Trevor Foster for over a week for details of the team’s
ALMS programme for the last two races – and now it’s
Stefan Johansson and Johnny Mowlem will team up
to drive the Zytek 06S in the last two ALMS events.
“This is a new year and there is even stronger
competition in the LMP1 class, but I believe we are up for the challenge,”
comments Trevor Foster. “We are pleased to be returning to
the ALMS this season to showcase our new Zytek 06S chassis and Zytek’s
normally aspirated 4.0 litre V8 engine. We had a great deal of success
in North America last season and our desire is to build on that
success and prepare for an all out assault on the ALMS Championship
and 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2007.”
has been racing the 06S in the Le Mans Series this year, most recently
at Donington Park (second image - partner Hideki Noda at the wheel),
while Johnny Mowlem has prototype experience from racing the Crawford
SSC2K at Daytona – and masses of ALMS experience (including
winning last time out, at Mosport, in the Risi Ferrari).
obviously a huge deal for me to get into the fight for the overall
win,” Mowlem said. “Zytek is an incredibly professional
team and it will be a privilege to be able to work closely with
Tim Holloway who designed the car. The last time I was engineered
actually by the car's designer was funnily enough the last time
I raced a prototype, in the Crawford P1 at Daytona.”
that “all out assault on the ALMS… in 2007” which
needs some elaboration.
Trevor Foster: “We’re finalizing plans
now and hope to make announcement soon, regarding a concentrated
effort on the ALMS in 2007.”
Significant news indeed.
already has a record of success in the ALMS: pole positions at its
three events last year (Mid-Ohio, PLM and Laguna Seca), and victory
in that classic race in California (right).