Orbit Racing and BAM! [British American Motorsport] will join forces for the 2004 24 Heures du Mans, reuniting the group that finished a strong second in the GT class last year.

Prior to the amicable split in personnel that ended the 2003 campaign, Orbit fielded the YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RS of Leo Hindery, Peter Baron and Marc Lieb - under the direction of team owner Rodger Hawley and technical director Tim Munday - which finished second at Le Mans. Hindery, Baron and Munday then left the Orbit camp to form BAM!

The group received an automatic invitation to this year's running of the endurance race because of its 2003 podium finish, and have agreed to reunite most of the team that achieved the result. Hindery will be the primary driver of a new YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, with Baron and a third driver to be announced at a later date. Hawley and Munday will continue in their roles as team owner and technical director respectively.

Orbit/BAM! will participate together for the first time at the Le Mans test on 25 April, before returning for the 24 Hours on 12-13 June.

"Racing at Le Mans is an enormous honour, what more should - and can - one say?" Hindery admitted, "It will be a great privilege for all of us to be at our sport's greatest race for the third time."

Hawley noted that the Le Mans experience goes beyond the track.

"Le Mans is so much more than the race," he insisted, "It's a chance to go back and enjoy the people we met there, the food and the culture of the region. It's almost like a motor racing vacation because it's so different."

 

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