TAVARES, Fla. – Lotus Alex Job Racing has added Lotus Factory Driver Johnny Mowlem to the driver line-up along with regulars Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell for the American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda to run Oct. 17-10 at Road Atlanta.
Mowlem is an accomplished sports car driver with time in every category in the ALMS Series. He also has more time behind the wheel of the Lotus Evora GT than any other driver.
This year the Brit has competed in the ALMS Series with Dyson Racing in LMP1, recording two second-place finishes, but this will be his first time behind the wheel of the Lotus Alex Job Racing Evora.
“I have always had enormous respect and affection for Alex and Holly Job and their racing team. Ever since I first started racing in the ALMS series back in 1999, and they were always the GT benchmark,” Mowlem said. “Alex and I have spoken often about the possibility of driving for him, but for one reason or another, I’ve always ended up competing against him rather than for him, so I am absolutely delighted to be finally getting a chance to join his team. I have been very interested in watching the AJR Lotus Evora, from afar, when racing this year in the LMP1 class of the ALMS. The car has gotten better and better as the season has progressed.”
Alex Job, team principal, welcomes Mowlem to the team.
“We have known Johnny for a number of years, usually as a competitor within our class,” Job said. “He brings a familiarity with the Evora GT that we welcome. I know he will be impressed with what we’ve done with the car in a short period of time. I am most interested in what he will carry back to the Lotus Factory regarding how the car performed and become an in-house lobbyist for us in taking the next steps in the development of the car for 2013 with his first-hand experience from Petit.”