Luis Diaz joins 8Star for TUDOR Championship sprints


8Star's line-up includes Britons Rob Huff and Tom Kimber-Smith (Credit: 8Star Motorsports)

Mexican endurance racing ace Luis Diaz has joined 8Star Motorsports for the remaining sprint races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The 36-year-old star already has a strong background in prototype racing, an LMP2 title victory in 2009 and two runner’s up finishes in the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype class in 2005 and 2006 shows just some of the credentials in the Mexican’s arsenal.

Diaz will join team boss Enzo Potolicchio in the LMPC class and race alongside up-and-coming American racer Sean Rayhall in the Oreca FLM09, which sees its next outing at the Monterey SportsCar Classic at Laguna Seca on May 4th.

“I want to thank Enzo Potolicchio and 8star Motorsports for giving me this fantastic opportunity to join the team during for the remaining sprint races in the 2014 TUDOR Championship,” said Diaz. “The team is, without doubt, one of the top sports car operations out there and I fully expect Sean Rayhall and I to fight for race wins everywhere we go. I’m also very proud to carry sponsorship from Takis, as it is a leading Mexican brand that will be very important for the team and for the series in the future.

“Last year I won the Laguna Seca LMPC race so returning there for my first event of 2014 gives me a lot of confidence. Since I’m only running a partial schedule, my goal will be to fight for the victory everywhere we go and help 8Star score as many points as possible.”