The pilots of the youth program SMP Racing Egor Orudzhev and Matevos Isaakyan will take part in the European series of Le Mans sports prototype at the Dallara. The name of the third pilot crew will be announced later. With the opening stage in the series for the Russians will be four-hour race on the track “Red bull Ring” on 23 July 2017.
The main season for 2017 Orudzhev and Isaakyan is the Formula 3.5 V8, where they play in the Russian team SMP Racing by AVF. On account of the Russians podiums and victories this season racing in the UK, Belgium and Spain. After the four stages of the Matevos and Egor is a 5 and 6 line in personal offset of the championship.
“The decision to put the formulae of the pilots behind the wheel of a sports prototype is quite logical, – said the founder and Director of the program SMP Racing Boris Rotenberg. – Sportpitanie closer the management is to a formulaic technique. And the guys who formerly played in the “formula” usually do not have much difficulty in adapting. Besides, it is very important the fresh look at the settings of the car. It is important now, for our future work with Dallara on our new LMP1 car”.
“Me as a rider it is always interesting to try a new technique, – said Egor Orudzhev. And, of course, doubly pleased to know that we are involved in a new world of Motorsport – to create a national prototype BR1”.
Matevos Isahakyan added: “We with Egor have been working together in the World series, and I’m sure we’ll make a great crew. Yes, probably, it will be difficult to get used to the new format of racing, to new routes, but, as always, we aim for victory!”.
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