Wills unveils 2011 Racing Plans - 17.01.2011

Moscow based Kiwi, Roger Wills, is set to compete in the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) with renowned UK based Ferrari team CRS Racing. Wills will share a Ferrari 430 GT2 car with fellow historic racer Shaun Lynn and seasoned Le Mans racer Pierre Ehret.

 

Up until now, Wills has focused his racing efforts predominantly in historic racing driving a diverse range of cars from pre-1978 Formula 1, CanAm and Sports Cars to historic Minis.

 

In 2010 he competed in over 60 races across the globe, taking 12 wins and 13 podiums including races at the Le Mans Classic and the prestigious Goodwood Revival meeting. In a “toe in the water exercise” at the Spa 24 hours last August, he took a debut class win driving a GT4 Aston Martin and is confident in making the transition from historic cars to modern.

 

 “The ILMC is a huge challenge for a non-professional racing driver and it is not something we have taken on lightly,” said Wills. “Both Shaun and I tested the Ferrari before Christmas and we are now looking forward to a great year of racing it at some of the top sportscar events in the world.”

 

The ILMC combines the best of the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series and of course the Le Mans 24 Hours itself.  This creates an exciting calendar of events that will take Wills from Sebring in March, through Europe via Spa, Le Mans, Imola and Silverstone, before heading Stateside again for Petit Le Mans in October then the season finale in China in November.

 

“The ILMC presents CRS with a great opportunity to go and do the biggest GT races in the world,” commented CRS Team Principal, Andrew Kirkaldy.  “It’s a fantastic series for the drivers to participate in a championship that incorporates the big three of Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.  The GTE Am category is a great addition to the series and we think this will be hotly contested. Pierre has already been there and done these big events and knows exactly what to do. Both Shaun and Roger have got some impressive results not only in some quick historic cars but also in the modern racing that they have done; they also performed strongly in the tests in the GT2 Ferrari in December. Collectively they will be a very strong driving squad.”




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