Having been linked to a return to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with Team Dynamics, Johnny Herbert has now been named as one of the drivers for the Motorzone Race Car team in the International Superstars Series.
The Briton will go up against a number of fellow ex-F1 drivers – including Gianni Morbidelli – in the series at the wheel of a Chevrolet Lumina CR8 and he said he was ready to take up the new challenge.
“I'm extremely happy to enter the 2010 Superstars International Series,” he said. “I can't wait to battle my old friends and rivals from Formula 1, Morbidelli, Naspetti, Chiesa, and the other great names coming in the next few weeks. Superstars has grown so much in the last years and I'm sure this will be really competitive season too.
“Being part of the Motorzone Race Car team will be challenging, since it's going to be tough to improve their great 2009 results, with Armetta scoring an excellent win at Kyalami. I'm sure we'll put on a great show, with so many cars like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Jaguar, Cadillac and Maserati. We're set to have a great roster on March 28 at Monza, for the season's debut.”
Team boss Fabrizio Armetta was quick to welcome Herbert to the team and said he was honoured to have the Briton onboard.
“The arrival of Johnny Herbert is a privilege and an honour for our team,” he said. “It's also a great motivation to take a further step and keep working the best possible way to suit and enable him to show his full potential. It'll also be a test for us, as we'll be called to confirm the quality we showed so far at an even higher level. Of course, our goal is also to profit from Herbert's experience to help the team's growth.”