It's the American dream for Lewis
PUBLISHED: 18:44 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 15:48 11 May 2010
ROYSTON racer Ryan Lewis, will contest the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Intersport Racing. The 24-year-old will race a Lola B07/10 AER in the LMP1 class, starting at Mid-Ohio in just over two weeks time. Lewis joins the American L
ROYSTON racer Ryan Lewis, will contest the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Intersport Racing.
The 24-year-old will race a Lola B07/10 AER in the LMP1 class, starting at Mid-Ohio in just over two weeks' time.
Lewis joins the American Le Mans Series from the Champ Car Atlantic Series where he has shown over the last two seasons that he is a force to be reckoned with on the American racing scene.
Intersport Racing is a team on the up, highlighted by Jon Field's battle with the world-class Audi LMP1 cars at the last race in Utah.
"The American racing community have welcomed me with open arms," said Lewis.
"So at the end of last season, I decided that I would stay on in the US and find the right opportunity.
"I think I have done just that by teaming up with Intersport.
"They are a fantastic independent team who fight way above their weight.
"I am equally excited to be joining such a well-promoted racing series.
"The series gets better year after year and I will be proud to be part of such a great show, and hope that I can do my bit when it comes to entertaining the fans."
The switch to racing prototypes means that Lewis is no longer a single-seater racer, but says he is happy to make the change.
"I have had a great career in single-seaters, or open wheel racing as they call it here," he said.
"It's always hard for a driver to turn their back on that, but I think I am stepping into an exciting, competitive category which will provide me with some fantastic challenges in the years to come."
Lewis will be on-track with Intersport at Mid-Ohio from July 18-19.