European Le Mans Series champion Johnny Mowlem will compete for the remainder of the TUDOR United Sports Car season as the pro driver for BAR1 Motorsports No. 88 Prototype Challenge car.
No stranger to endurance sports car racing, Mowlem brings years of GT and LMP sports car experience and his last time driving a PC car, Mowlem put the car on the pole.
Mowlem’s previous experience was during the reign of the American Le Mans Series. This will be Mowlem’s first time competing in the United Sports Car Championship.
“I have great memories of racing in the states,” said Johnny. “But even more exciting is that this will be my first foray into the new TUDOR series. I’m looking forward to it. To be entering this new chapter with a top team like BAR1 is the icing on the cake. It’s been flattering that I have had a few options as soon as it was made public that I was available, as it is always tough to find a good drive in mid season. Returning to the USA was always top of my list and I am delighted to join a great team like BAR1 Motorsports.”
BAR1 Motorsports’ team owner, Brian Alder, was pleased to sign Mowlem.
“We are delighted that a driver of Johnny’s quality and experience became available at this stage in the season” said Alder. “We look forward to working with him over the final races and in particular at the final round at Petit Le Mans with a view to hopefully doing a full season together in 2015″.