Yoong Joins Lammers
an arrangement that gets underway on Sunday, at Paul Ricard, Jan
Lammers’ Racing for Holland team – running the Dome
S101 Mugen Hybrid – will have Malaysian A1GP driver Alex Yoong
(right) as one of his co-drivers this year.
”One of the pleasures of this first A1GP season
is that it really has brought people together through the A1GP “nation
vs. nation” concept,” says the Dutchman. “One
of the people that I have met and have been very impressed with
is Alex Yoong, and we are looking forward to working with him over
the coming months.”
The timing works perfectly, because the A1GP season
winds down at Shanghai a week before the Le Mans Series starts at
Istanbul. Besides the five Le Mans Series races, Yoong is planning
to be on board for Le Mans too.
After the Ricard test, Lammers and Yoong will fly
to China for the final A1 GP race – where the Malaysian will
race against Holland’s Jos Verstappen.
“I have always wanted to drive the Le Mans
24 hours and to be able to do it do it for the first time with such
a well known and respected personality and driver such as Jan Lammers
is an excellent opportunity,” says Alex Yoong. “It has
been a pleasure and a challenge to race against his team in A1GP
and I look forward to racing with him throughout the summer months.”
As already announced, sponsorship for the RfH Dome
will be generated by the ‘soccer balls’ that form the
livery of the car.
I learned that the start of the Le Mans race was postponed by one
hour to accommodate the end of a World Cup soccer match,”
explains the 1988 Le Mans winner, “I realized the influence
of World Cup soccer. I wondered ‘How will we get in the sports
papers’? Well if you can’t fight them, join them……
So here we are.”