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Kraihamer secures Lotus drive

19 March 2013

Dominik Kraihamer has secured a drive with the Lotus team for the 2013 World Endurance Championship season.

The 23-year-old Austrian, who competed with OAK Racing last year, will join forces with Thomas Holzer at the wheel of the #23 Lotus T128; the newly-developed LMP2 car being produced by the Kodewa-run outfit for the 2013 campaign.

Kraihamer becomes the fifth driver named by the team for the season ahead, with James Rossiter, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Kevin Weeda having already been confirmed as the three drivers for the sister car.

“I am extremely happy to compete with Lotus in FIA WEC this year,” he said. “Lotus is a myth in motor racing and especially for me as an Austrian, the history that Jochen Rindt used to have with the make inspires me.

“I followed the team last year and I am very pleased to work with such an experienced and professional squad throughout the whole season. I grew up in endurance racing and I know that team spirit is very important.

“I will give my best to help the team and I am looking forward to having those great results [at Le Mans] that I failed to achieve in the last two years due to many technical problems. I can't wait to be in the car for the first time and to do the first quick laps.”


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