European Le Mans Series champions Ram Racing have been given an entry into the 2014 FIA World Endurance championship after a sensational debut season in 2013.
The team, which was launched 14 months ago, will enter two Ferrari 458 Italia’s into the WEC, one in LM GTE Pro and one in GTE Am.
Matt Griffin, who won the LM GTE Drivers’ title last season with Johnny Mowlem, will be the lead driver in the No.52 Pro car, with Mowlem, Ben Collins and Mark Patterson driving the No.53 Am 458.
“Right from the outset we targeted the FIA WEC as the championship we’d like to be in, and we’re proud and very pleased to have had our entries accepted for 2014,” said Team Principle Dan Shufflebottom.
“We’re confident we’ll have an excellent driver line up in both classes which will be able to take the fight to the manufacturer entries. We are under no illusions as to the level which will be required of all of us, but we wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t think we could meet that high standard.”
Speaking of the eight round WEC calendar, which includes the Le Mans 24 Hours, Shufflebottom said: “We also know it’s going to be a huge challenge, and we’re more than ready for it.
“With many of us having previously worked at the tracks we are due to visit there’s some familiarity to help us, but in areas such as the logistics it’s a big step into the unknown. You obviously want to get it right first time and make sure you don’t squander budget by sending unnecessary items in the freight for the fly-aways.
“We are approaching it carefully and methodically and hope we don’t make any rookie errors!”