Hugh Plumb, a standout in the Speedvision World Challenge Series, will drive a Porsche GT3R for the Seikel Motor Sports team in the 2002 American Le Mans Series.

The four-time race winner in 2001 will share the team's Porsche 11 GT3-R with Canadian regular Tony Burgess, after agreeing a deal to contest the entire sportscar series.

"I'm really looking forward to this season," Plumb said, "Tony and I have driven together several times, and he's an ideal team-mate. Seikel is known for first-class preparation and for knowing how to win. I think we have a great shot at a really successful year."

Plumb's 2002 season has already got off to an excellent start with his performance at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Driving the Seikel entry, he was the fastest Porsche GT qualifier, and the team led much of the first ten hours until a team-mate was involved in a crash. Driving two double sessions during the night, Plumb was able to bring the Porsche back to a seventh place GT finish in the difficult race.

Plumb has previously raced for the Seikel team, finishing sixth in class at the 2001 Petit Le Mans. He has also driven Porsches to tenth overall at the 2001 Rolex 24 and in the 2001 Grand-Am finale at Daytona, where he was leading until being hit by another car.

Seikel Motor Sports has a successful record with the Porsche GT3R, having class wins at Le Mans and the Monza 1000km in 2002, and a third in class finish at the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona.


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