Lotus News Article

LOTUS RACING FIELDS SECOND LOLA AT SPA

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:30
The second Lotus Racing Lola Lotus (Judd (BMW) will race for the first time at Spa next month with a three man driver squad.
Lotus Racing Lola Lotus (Judd (BMW)American Kevin Weeda and Briton James Rossiter will race the car alongside existing #31 car squad: Thomas Holzer, Mirco Schultis and Luca Moro in Spa.  A sixth driver will be announced soon for the squad, understood by DSC to be of the highest quality.

Kevin Weeda raced earlier this year at the Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina and has also previously raced historic Ferrari Formula One cars and in Radicals in both the European and American Radical Masters.

James Rossiter was test and development driver for Honda and Super Aguri in Formula One between 2005 and 2008. He drove as a Lotus factory representative in the ILMC last year aboard the JetAlliance Lotus Evora GTE.

Kevin Weeda:  “It is an honour and a privilege to be racing with Lotus this year in the inaugural season of the FIA WEC. It’s incredible to be involved with a team as iconic as Lotus and to work with such an experienced crew. I am also fortunate to have an opportunity to co-drive with my friend James Rossiter and I am excited about running the Lotus LMP2 for the first time. I am looking forward to our test at Paul Ricard and the race at the historic Spa circuit.”

James Rossiter:  "I feel very honoured to be part of Lotus again and to race for the team in FIA WEC this year. It is great for my career to be back racing in LMP2 class.  Representing the legendary Lotus colours means a lot to me and I hope that we will have good results. I would especially like to thank Kevin Weeda for making this opportunity a reality.”