OAK Racing just completed their driver line-up for the Pescarolo-OAK prototype #49 , the team's fourth car entered for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011. Joining Nicolas De Crem and Shinji Nakano is Jan Charouz, reserve driver for the F1 Team Lotus GP.
In the 24 Hours 2010, the 23 year old Czech driver distinguished himself at the wheel of an LM P2 prototype of the French team: he finished 2nd in class and 7th overall, along with Matthieu Lahaye and Guillaume Moreau.
Francois Sicard (CEO of OAK Racing): "It was natural that Jan Charouz joins the drivers of #49. Given his performance on the LM P2 #35 last year and his title in the Le Mans Series 2009, and more generally of his career in single seaters, Jan is a welcome addition. It will have a role to play in ensuring continuity in LM P2 with the 'new' drivers Shinji Nakano and Nicolas De Crem. "
Jan Charouz: "As in 2010, I'll be at OAK Racing, a very professional team, able to bring a car able to win. My teammates are fast and experienced and I am confident we can get a very good result. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an exceptional event and I look forward to being there! "
24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011 will be held on 11th and 12th June. Click here for entry list.
Jean-Philippe Doret (From press information of OAK Racing)
Photo: Photo : Clement MARIN - Oak Racing
Photo: NEVERS-MAGNY COURS CIRCUIT (FRANCE), 24TH MAY 2011. OAK Racing's fourth car, pictured in private testing, in the original pink and black colors of the French team.