Simonsen – James Watt Porsche in the 1000 Kms
Daniels’ partner in the #98 James Watt Automotive Porsche
this weekend will be Danish driver Allan Simonsen.
played a small but significant part in helping to place the Dane
in this entry, and we’ll be following the upward progress
of the #98 911 GT3-RS with interest.
“We’re looking forward to Allan helping
us in several ways,” comments Paul Daniels, “starting
with finding a good set-up, then getting us further up the grid.
It’s great having a professional on board. We’re very
Simonsen gave none other than fellow Dane Tom Kristensen
as a reference, and the seven times Le Mans winner responded with
the comment that “I’ve only got good things to say about
younger Dane will also be racing Hector Lester’s Ferrari 360
in the British GT event this weekend. He’s had an up and down
career over the past year or two, earning an income in the V8Utes
in Australia – but keen to make his mark in GT racing. A Le
Mans drive this year didn’t quite come off, but this weekend
might be the start of his international sportscar career proper.
He and David
Brabham won the Bahrain Festival last November, in the Coopers Ales
Ferrari 550, but he first came to our attention at the 2003 Bathurst
24 Hours – where he was spectacularly fast, and brave, in
an Andrew Smith / Mark Coffey Lamborghini.
Here's the #98
Porsche in the pit-lane this morning.