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Blundell plots expanded programme

Mark Blundell eyes additional race outings after strong start to the Grand Am season
Former F1 racer Mark Blundell has announced plans to extend his racing programme for the 2011 season after a second successful foray in the Grand Am Rolex Series in the United States.

Blundell was part of the United Autosports team – which also included former F1 team-mate Martin Brundle – that took fourth in the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona and then returned to action for the second round of the year at Homestead Miami Speedway, where he finished sixth despite being forced off track late in the race.

With the team sitting third in the Daytona Prototype standings, Blundell is now seeking to run additional Grand Am races with the anglo-American team through the remainder of the season and will also race in United Autosports colours for the second successive season in the Spa 24 Hours later in the year.

“It's safe to say that I was first bitten by the racing bug at the age of 14 and I haven't managed to shake it off since!” he said. “Although I took a break from racing in 2003 I've continued to stay involved in motorsports through the commentating I did on F1 with ITV and managing racing drivers through 2MB Sports Management. Coming back to racing last year in the 24 Hours of Spa re-ignited the fire in my belly and now I'm looking forward to competing in a selection of races this year and beyond!”

Blundell is also looking into the possibility of competing in the Nurburgring 24 Hours and the Bathurst V8 Supercar event, while an entry into the IndyCar's $5million Vegas Challenge is also being evaluated.

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Josh - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 6:08 PM

Mark's a good bloke, and his recent outings at Miami and Daytona show he's still got the pace. Good on him, I hope he gets some more good results.

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