British racing driver Richardson, 24 has signed a last minuet deal to contest the 24 Hours of Dubai this January with Sorg Motorsport. The Brit will join forces with the German squad after conversations resulting from meeting at the VLN championship in 2015 driving for NGK Spark Plugs Racing team in the Ferrari 458.
“I’ve known the team Sorg for some time having raced in the VLN championship in 2015, they have a good reputation and have come very close to winning this very race only one year ago. I was called up last minuet to help their winning assault to partner, Chris James, Rebecca Jackson, Ricardo Flores and Ahmed Al Melaihi.” Said Richardson.
The race now in its 11 year has been a huge success with now over 100 Entries from all over the world. The 24 hour race will be contested at the Dubai Autodrome on the 14/16th Jan 2016. 100 Cars will be spread over 6 classes featuring most sports car manufactures.
Richardson is set to drive the Sorg Motorsport BMW 235i Cup Number 151 in the Cup 1 class.
“Its not only exciting to drive a new car but also very interesting, I haven’t driven a BMW since my test with Airwaves/Money Shop BTCC team Motorbase Performance. I tested their BMW 3 Series in 2009 against the former Stig, Ben Collins, so I’m very much looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the 235i Cup in Dubai. Im a huge fan of BMW Motorsport and look forward to being part of it for the race in January” Richardson Commented.
Richardson’s full 2016 plans are yet to be announced. “I cannot wait to announce this years racing, allot of hard work has gone into putting my plans together and I have to thank my manger Tim Sugden for making it all fall into place”.
The race timetable can be found here – http://www.24hseries.com/24h-dubai/time-schedule
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