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Panoz squad announces programme

Panoz Team PTG has announced that it will field a single car in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series in 2009.

Dominik Farnbacher will compete for the full season in the car alongside an as yet un-named second driver, while Ian James will form part of the line-up for the season opener at Sebring next month.

The 2009 campaign will mark the third year of the partnership between PTG and Panoz Auto Development, with the team looking to build on its third place finish in the 2008 season finale at Laguna Seca after a winter that has seen the Panoz Esperante GTLM undergo extensive development work.

"Since the end of the 2008 season, PTG has continued to improve the car, and these improvements helped make us very competitive during the annual Sebring Winter Test in January,” team boss Tom Milner said. “Based on the results of this test and further improvements since then, we are looking for a good result and hopeful for a podium finish.

“We know we are at a disadvantage with a five-year-old car fighting against the latest technology from our competition but that is nothing new to PTG."

German ace Farnbacher moves over to the Panoz outfit from Tafel Racing after the Ferrari squad elected to withdraw from the series and Milner added that he would be a strong addition to the line-up.

"Dominik has a lot of sports car racing experience, including multiple class wins in various series,” he said, “and will be a great asset to the team."


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