Friday, January 9, 2009

GT Academy winners arrive in Dubai

Excitement is building for the TOYO tires 24h of Dubai endurance race, but not without a tinge of disappointment. To take a driver from novice to International license level in just three months was never going to be easy; Lars Schlömer faced additional challenges along the way and unfortunately has had to relinquish his seat in the Nissan 350Z GT4.

Illness forced him to miss vital training exercises such as the night race, leaving him with less experience than Lucas Ordóñez. This forced the team to make a tough decision.

Darren Cox, Interactive Marketing Manager of Nissan Europe said: “The Nissan PlayStation team have assessed the situation prior to Dubai and have made the decision that Lars is not quite ready to join the team on the track for the final race. We are proud of what he has achieved and look forward to working with him in 2009.”

Despite obvious disappointment, Lars is here in Dubai to support Lucas and the rest of the Nissan PlayStation team, and he remains a valued member of the team assisting with race strategy. Making it this far is an incredible achievement of which he and his family can be extremely proud.