Professional drivers run real-world test before EXR Racing Series opener next month
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 15, 2016) — The brand new EXR LV02 race car will see official competition on a U.S. racetrack for the first time ever March 18-20 when the EXR Racing Series fields a three-car team in the SCCA San Francisco Region’s Club Racing opener at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Driving the EXR LV02 vehicles are three leading professional drivers on series staff: co-founder Romain Thievin, team manager Alex Premat, and sporting advisor Tristan Vautier. Thievin, Premat and Vautier are all champion drivers and the trio are optimistic for a great result: the vehicle model is race proven in many years of European competition with the Mitjet series.
“As we prepare to run our inaugural eight-stop arrive-and-drive spec series championship, we wanted to take this opportunity to test the cars and our team in a racing environment,” said team manager Alex Premat. “No matter how much preparation goes into a season, there’s no test better than a real race. We know how capable these cars are and we are excited to get out and race them together.”
At the race this weekend, the series will also debut a new Expedia livery on one of the team cars. Expedia is one of the world’s leading full-service online travel brands helping travelers easily plan and book travel with the widest selection of vacation packages, flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions, and services. The new series will be featured on the popular travel website.
The EXR Racing Series offers accessible arrive-and-drive racing, with 16 exciting races planned for its inaugural season at some of the most iconic motorsport facilities in the United States, hosted by Speed Ventures. Competition takes the form of either short and fast Sprints or Endurance races in the EXR LV02 race car. The series also offers licensing courses, lapping sessions and time attack competition. The EXR Racing Series opener is set for April 29-30 at Circuit of the Americas. Drivers will have the opportunity to participate in an open track day and double sprint competitions on the Grand Prix track.
The race this weekend will also serve as a preview of series action. The EXR Racing Series travels to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its second race weekend, May 20-22.
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