BMW M3Plans continue to progress for this exciting new challenge, designed for lovers of strategy and endurance racing. John Cowan, Team Principal of Spirit Motorsport talks with us about their plans and motivation to do this 48h race:

What is Spirit Motorsport Ltd?
JC. “We are a motorsport team specialised in providing a full management service for aspiring GT racing drivers, helping them to harness their talent – and to take them all the way to participating in and winning the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The company is made up of 3 divisions undertaking different roles. These include the racing team, driver management services and the brokerage of race and road cars.

We provide tailored packages for racing drivers so that they can reach their own personal goals for either testing or racing, along with full PR and hospitality support.”

What kind of car will you use for this race?
JC. “BMW M3 E46 in the MAXI CUP category. This is a fast, rugged and well-proven package with which we have had a lot of experience – and success. A similar car just won the recent Silverstone 24 Hours; there is no reason why a well-run E46 cannot do the same in the longest race in the world!”

What do you think of Maxi Endurance 48? Do you like the challenge?
JC. “The concept of a 48 Hour race greatly excites us. Normally in endurance the distance is anything from 3 to 24 hours with factors such as driver fitness, fuel use, tyre wear and changing weather meaning that strategy has to be dynamic. Here that challenge is doubled with more factors such as driver and crew fatigue playing a greater role.”

What do you like most about this special race?
JC. “It is a BIG challenge. If taking part in a 24 Hour race is the motorsport equivalent of climbing Everest, then the Maxi Endurance 48 Hours is like a trip to the moon.”

Are you still looking for drivers?
JC. “Yes, we still have several seats available in what we believe will be a very competitive package, targeting a strong overall result.”

See you at the longest circuit race in the World?
JC. “Absolutely. We’ll be there!”

Team´s Contact:
If you are interested in knowing more about Spirit Motorsport, please contact the team at the following:

John Cowan
+44 (0) 1603 759425 (office)
+44 (0) 7899 093794 (mobile)

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