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Rayhall joins 8Star for Sebring charge

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

Sean Rayhall will join leading PC squad 8Star Motorsports for the 12 Hours of Sebring joining recent signing Eric Lux at the team.

The 19-year-old already has a wealth of experience for someone so young, having competed in 171 races he has taken 74 wins. More than enough to put him in good company alongside Lux, Michael Marsal and Tom Kimber-Smith at Enzo Potolicchio’s team.

Indeed Rayhall already has a good knowledge of the team, he scored a runners up spot at the final American Le Mans Series race at Petit Le Mans for the squad who now has the aim of putting 8Star in title contention in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

“I’d say we’re in a very good position and, for sure, we can expect to be fighting for podium finishes or a win in the 12 Hours of Sebring,” said Rayhall. “I’m truly excited to be back with 8Star Motorsports, especially as part of such a strong driver line-up alongside Tom, Mike and Eric. I’m very familiar with Sebring International Raceway and comfortable with the LMPC car and, because 8Star hasn’t been off the podium in PC, we can’t expect anything less this weekend. My teammates and I are determined to take Enzo and the team to victory lane and the championship title!”

This isn’t the only skilled driver joining the squad, as mentioned above Eric Lux joins the team following a two day test in the ORECA FLM09 in his attempt to scale the podium of the Florida enduro for the third time in his career.

“The test was helpful and we identified several areas that we wanted to improve before the race weekend,” said Lux. “It was also great to meet the team and learn how it operates in an environment that isn’t as stressful as a race weekend. I clocked up a lot of mileage and the objective is always to win. Sebring is a great circuit and I believe we will have a very strong car for the race, as everybody at 8Star has been doing a great job. I have great confidence in Enzo, the team and my fellow drivers – they’re all very professional and we share the same desire and focus. I have heard great things about Sean too and, while I am yet to meet him, I’m sure he will be a fantastic addition to 8Star’s already strong line-up.”

8Star will attempt to win the PC class at Sebring this weekend, with all the action being found here at www.TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk and on Twitter at @tcfsportscars.

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