Magnussen - Lister - Spa
Sometimes you get a piece of driver-team news that makes you sit
up and think...'yes, that's going to be very significant'.
of the story is clear from the headline - but the complete news
is that Jan Magnussen and Jens Moller have signed to drive the Lister
LMP at Spa next month, in the LMES Spa 1000 Km, with regular man
Jens Moller was testing
the LMP at Snetterton two weeks ago - where the car just went round
and round and round - and the subject of another Dane driving the
car cropped up. Moller suggested Magnussen to Pearce, contact was
made, 'Mags' was free and the deal was done.
very favourably on the performance of Justin Keen in the Lister
at Spa last September: now Laurence Pearce has Jan Magnussen in
the car. The Lister is running as a restricted / ballasted 2004
car this year, but just suppose it's wet at Spa (which is highly
likely in April)? Look for Jan Magnussen to do what he does best
- take on all comers. There's a connection already between 'Mags'
and the Lister's engine of course: the Lister-developed V8 is based
on the Corvette LS6 unit.
raced the Lister LMP1 at Le Mans last year, in Essex Invest colours.
The ACO declined to invite the Lister back this year, so we'll have
to wait and see what Laurence Pearce's plans are for the LMP for
the balance of the season.
Two Lister Storm
GT cars are testing today, at Snetterton: the Justin Keen / Liz
Halliday FIA GT car and the Zonca / Bellichi Italian GT car.