After months of speculation over the future of Robertson Racing’s FordGT programme, the team today confirmed the plans for expansion many fans had been hoping for.
Despite lacking factory-support, and facing one of the toughest financial climates in motorsport history, Robertson Racing has unveiled plans to field an additional FordGT entry before season’s end.
With chassis construction now underway, the team has elected for a wide cross-selection of talent to spearhead their all-professional assault on the series. Having driven alongside Andrea/David Robertson throughout the 2009 season, the seasoned hands of Robertson Racing regular and ALMS veteran David Murry will move to the new chassis. Murry will be joined by two-time Le Mans Series GT2 champion Rob Bell, and former IndyCar/NASCAR driver Anthony Lazzaro.
Robertson Racing Team Manager, Andrew Smith had the following to say: “We have been working hard for some time now to turn this into a reality so it’s fantastic to finally announce our expansion into a two-car squad. The Series’ GT class is probably the most competitive in world motorsport which makes running an independent team without works-backing very challenging.”
The team’s second FordGT entry will make its series debut at the 13th running of the Petit Le Mans event in early October. The race will also serve as the sole North American event during the inaugural running of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.