LNT Signs Bell
GT drive, one win: that’s Rob Bell’s record in our type
of racing – but with the news that he’s signed to drive
for Team LNT in the Le Mans Series this year, he’ll be aiming
to add to that record.
Team LNT will race two Panoz Esperantes in the LMS, and the four
drivers will be Bell, team owner Lawrence Tomlinson, Warren Hughes
and Richard Dean.
“Rob will be a great asset to the driver line
up at LNT,” said LNT MD Richard Dean. “We tested with
him in Nogaro back in November with the Panoz and he was on the
pace immediately. Both Alan Mugglestone and I have worked with Rob
in Formula Ford and Formula Renault before, so we are already well
aware of his ability and speed. Rob now has the opportunity to show
his ability in sports cars while
contributing to our ambitions of winning with the Panoz and proving
this car’s potential.”
Rob Bell is pictured on the top step of the podium
at the Nurburgring, with Darren Turner, after the pair’s GT1
victory in the Convers Team Aston Martin.
Team LNT continues
with an extensive testing programme in the UK and Europe throughout
February and March, before taking part at Sebring next month. The
team enjoyed a successful test there at the end of January - although
Lawrence Tomlinson's ribs took a pounding.