Two Brits Announced For Starworks In TUDOR Championship


Bird will race the four longest races of the TUDOR Championship with Starworks (Credit: Andrew Ferraro/GP2 Media Service)

Starworks Motorsport have announced the signings of GP2 runner up Sam Bird and 2012 WTCC champion Rob Huff for selected rounds of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Both drivers will compete for the team in the Prototype Challenge class for selected rounds of the 10 round North American Endurance Championship (NAEC).

Bird will follow the four round NAEC at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen and Petit Le Mans with Huff’s schedule yet to be confirmed but will have to fit around WTCC commitments with Lada.

Team Owner Peter Baron said: “I’ve been following Rob’s racing, especially since he beat Ryan [Dalziel] to the prestigious BRDC Gold Star award in 2012, he is a proven winner, a World Champion no less, so to have him with us in 2014 is great news.”

“I also love to bring new talent to USA sports car racing and am eager to share our passion for it at Starworks. We’re excited to welcome Rob to the team at the ‘Roar’ this week – he joins at an exciting time; the start of the new united series and a new era of sportscar racing in America.”

Huff added: “It’s really exciting to be joining Starworks Motorsport for its 2014 TUDOR Championship campaign and I believe prototype sport scars will compliment my full-time efforts in the FIA WTCC perfectly.”

Other drivers have yet to be announced for the Starworks team but Alex Popow, Isaac Tutumlu, Martin Fuentes, Mirco Schultiz, Renger van der Zande and Eric Lux will all be testing for the team at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway early in the new year.