Doran Dallara To Europe
Steady… it’s not what you might have been thinking…

The inaugural Interserie 100 minute "mini enduro" will get underway on 7 / 8 August on the Eurospeedway Lausitzring in Germany; and an interesting entry has been submitted: after an absence of several years, Fredy Lienhard's Lista team will make its return to Europe.

The Interserie Endurance 100 Trophy is open for ACO and FIA spec. sports prototypes (as well as GTs), therefore the team's Doran Daytona Prototype is not eligible: but Mr. Lienhard has rediscovered an old friend in the back of the garage, the Judd-powered Dallara SP1, chassis #1. In 2002, Doran Lista won the Rolex 24 Hours with this car, with drivers Max Papis, Mauro Baldi, Didier Theys and Fredy Lienhard. The latter two will drive the car at the Eurospeedway.

Interserie manager Friedrich Dudichum is delighted over the return of a long-time Interserie competitor: "One of the great names of international endurance racing is coming to the Endurance 100 Trophy. We are looking forward to seeing this unique car, the 2002 Daytona winner."

Doran Lista was also victorious in three other Grand American rounds in 2002, and Theys won the drivers' championship in the SRP category; the team title went to Dyson that year.

With this entry, Lienhard lends his support to a series he has competed in for many years - before he concentrated on the American sportscar racing scene - at a time when this support is needed. And what will happen with this car after the Lausitzring race: will it return to retirement in America, or has Europe not seen the last of Fredy Lienhard, Didier Theys, and the Lista Dallara?
Johannes Gauglica

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