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BES: Triple Eight Racing join Blancpain for 2015

Triple Eight Racing has announced it will be joining the Blancpain Endurance Series grid, with British duo Lee Mowle and Joe Osborne driving for the team
Triple Eight Racing has announced it will be joining the Blancpain Endurance Series grid along with their British Touring Car Championship commitments for the upcoming season.

The customer BMW team will field two Z4s in the premier European GT3 series with British duo Joe Osborne and Lee Mowle at the wheel.

The Greatworth-based team competed in two Blancpain Endurances races last year before grabbing a double class podium finish in Baku in the Sprint Series.

Mowle has said he is excited to get going in 2015 and is reveling in joining a highly-competitive BMW grid.

“On paper we've got a strong team, I think there are ten BMWs in Blancpain this year, so it will be a great environment for us to prove ourselves,” Mowle said. “We ran last year with two different line-ups so it's impossible to say where we sit in the food chain but I think at Silverstone and Spa we should be able to turn in some good performances. I'm really excited about it.”

Mowle will be joined by Osborne at the Triple Eight team who has competed in the Blancpain series since its inception in 2013. Last year the British driver was involved in a three-way battle for the Pro-Am title in the final round, and the young driver is determined to build on the success this year.

“I think I'm more motivated than ever,” he said. “I'm taking responsibility for getting everyone up to speed with the series. I'm no longer just a driver and I truly relish the opportunity of being the lead driver, because I want to win. It's the first time I'll spend all year in the same car and I think that can only be viewed as a positive for our chances of achieving good results.”

Osborne is delighted to be teaming up with Mowle after spending six years driving together.

“Lee has got a huge year ahead of him, lots of seat time in the same car is a benefit for him as well, and this will be our sixth year working together,” he added. “I like to think I've brought him along well, we're both keen to kick on and get some wins. Although the grids are huge I think will be fighting at the front of the class.”

The team also hopes to produce a PRO-AM entry with Triple Eight development driver Ryan Ratcliffe at the wheel.

Triple Eight have also entered the 2015 BTCC season and have signed Andrew Jordan to drive its MG6 GT.

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