Guillaume Moreau has admitted that the time has come to rid his mind of thoughts of Formula One and turn his attention to securing sportscar racing's biggest titles instead.

The Frenchman, currently the reigning Le Mans Series GT1 champion, is setting himself new challenges for the 2009 season as he shares a Luc Alphand Adventures Corvette C6.R with Dutchman Xavier Maassen in search of the FIA GT Championship title. He will also race in his third Le Mans 24 Hours in the Sarthe-based team's Corvette.

Over the past two seasons, Moreau has tried to combine parallel programmes in the World Series by Renault and Le Mans Series, but, despite having been successful in both single-seaters and sportscars, he has admitted that it is time to dedicate himself to endurance racing.

"I've shown what I can do in single-seaters," the 25-year old insisted, "I raced with Hamilton, Vettel and Sutil and I was on the rostrum with them. Despite that, I would only be fooling myself if I go on thinking that the doors of Formula One will open to me one day.

"Everybody has his own destiny. Today, I feel that my future lies in endurance racing and I'm convinced that it's the form of racing that will predominate in the years to come. The programmes announced in the last few months have only reinforced my conviction."

After making his prototype debut in 2007, Moreau joined the Luc Alphand Adventures team to drive its Corvette C6.R last season, and is delighted to have the chance to remain on board for 2009.

"I've learned a lot from the team," he admitted, "I did my apprenticeship in GTs and I'm proud that I finished my first season in the category without making any mistakes. We had rostrum finishes in all the races and our two wins helped us to the Le Mans Series title. Now, I want to set myself new aims."

The Frenchman's ambition is to move even higher up the ladder, and he sees the FIA GT Championship as another step towards that aim.

"It's a logical follow-on," he explained, "After taking the title in the Le Mans Series in our first season, I wanted to aim higher and the FIA GT Championship, which will become an official FIA World Championship next season, is a fantastic challenge.

"Despite the difficult economic climate, we've managed to set up an ambitious programme, and the Le Mans 24 Hours will be the high point of the season for us. Last year, we were very quick - finishing just behind three works cars - and, this year, we can upset the applecart in GT1 with Luc Alphand Adventures. We've also got high hopes for the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours, which is a crucial race in FIA GT."

While Moreau will be a rookie in a championship that he believes differs from the Le Mans Series, he will share his car with former FRenault and World Series rival Maassen, who has been in the FIA GT series for a season.

"Xavier has already got some experience in the FIA GT Championship, having driven a Corvette in 2008, winning a race," the Frenchman pointed out, "He's a quick, consistent and professional driver.

"During our first test on the Portimao circuit, we were already as quick as the Maseratis, and I've got no worries about the car's reliability - which is one of the team's strong points - or our top speed. I know that I've still got a lot of work to do on driver changes, which shouldn't take more than 15 seconds, but I'm going to spend time training with Xavier. Pacing the FIA GT races, which are two-hour sprints, will also be crucial and we're counting on Xavier's experience in this area.

"It's a very motivating programme. Unlike last season, we'll be battling for overall victory in FIA GT. I know that the team, the car and us drivers are capable of winning. This being said, my sole aim is victory, finishing in the first three, why not the title?"



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