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Lucas Luhr Joins Cytosport for Petit Le Mans

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Former Audi works driver Lucas Luhr, who was dropped from the  lineup for the 2010 season, has found a seat in the Muscle Milk Team Cytosport Porsce RS Spyder for Petit Le Mans coming up next month due to an injury sustained by team owner and driver Greg Pickett. Luhr will be partnering with Klaus Graf and Sascha Maassen who was his teammate back in 2006 when the pair won the American Le Mans Series LMP2 championship in the RS Spyder. Come October, the four-time ALMS series champion will be seeking to continue the success he has had over years when he crosses the finish line at the end of the 10-hour/1000-mile race.

“I’m really looking forward to drive the Porsche RS Spyder at Road Atlanta with Muscle Milk Team CytoSport,” said Luhr. “As we have seen this season, the team has been doing so well and they are proven winners. It will be a pleasure to drive for them.

“It will also be nice to drive the Spyder again. I drove the first race with it at Laguna Seca together with Sascha and then we won the championship in the Spyder the following year so I have great memories behind the wheel of this car. To be able to drive it again will be great, especially at one of the best, if not the best track in the U.S., I can’t wait.”

With 31 victories, 53 top-three finishes, 60 top-fives and 67 top-10s out of 68 starts in the ALMS, Luhr is undoubtedly a strong contender and worthy substitute. “As much as we would have liked to see Greg back behind the wheel to end the season, we’re thrilled to have Lucas join us,” expressed Geoffrey Carter, team manager for Muscle Milk Team CytoSport. “Greg was cautiously hoping to be back for Petit, but while his recovery is ahead of schedule, he is not ready to get back in the Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder just yet.”

“Lucas is a great addition to the team. He has much experience aboard the Porsche RS Spyder and I think he is going to fit right in. He and Sascha have proven in the past that they make a great team and both will be a great complement to Klaus.”

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