Martin Joins Starworks For Watkins Glen

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The No. 8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09 was the fastest car in the Prototype Challenge class during Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24 test at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Ted Rossino Jr. Photo)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Australian racer John Martin will join Starworks Motorsport for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen – the seventh round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and round three of the North American Endurance Championship June 26-29.

In his first foray in Prototype Challenge racing, Martin will be joining Starworks driver Martin Fuentes in the #7 Bomberg liveried Oreca Chevrolet FLM09. In 2012 and 2013 Starworks Motorsport came home on the podium in third place at the end of the Sahlen’s Six Hours, so a win is firmly in the squad’s sights at the New York track this year after a stellar victory at Laguna Seca and the team currently sitting in P2 on the Championship table.

“I’m really excited to be given the opportunity to drive with Starworks for the Six Hours of The Glen, he said, “and also to be a part of the United SportsCar Championship again. I have always wanted to race at Watkins Glen; it’s an iconic track that looks high speed with an old school feel to it and I really enjoy circuits like that.”

Martin commenced his open-wheel series racing in Europe in 2006 and competed in a variety of national and international Championships, including British Formula Ford, Formula 3, A1 Grand Prix, Superleague and World Series by Renault: Formula Renault 3.5.

The 30-year-old from Yeppoon, Queensland, made the move to sportscar racing in 2012 with Alan Docking Racing (ADR-Delta), having raced with the British outfit over the years, to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship in LMP2.

Martin went on to win four of the last five FIA WEC rounds in 2013 with the ‘G-Drive Racing’ branded Delta-ADR and finished 3rd in class. He made his ‘Rolex 24 at Daytona’ debut this year in the joint Action Express/Delta-ADR No. 9 Corvette DP for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opener.