Gregor Fisken has been added to Larbre Competition's expanded driver line-up for 2007 as they seek to defend their Le Mans Series GT1 title this season.

Having swept to the title in 2006 with Pedro Lamy, Gabriele Gardel and Vincent Vosse, Larbre will again return with the works-backed Aston Martin DBR9, albeit in an expanded line-up that will see Fisken being joined by Steve Zacchia and Greg Franchi.

A seasoned sportscar racer, Fisken moves to GT1 having competed in an LMP1 Courage for a handful of Le Mans Series races in 2006, as well as make an appearance for Highcroft in the American Le Mans Series too.

Indeed, Fisken was thrilled to be 'honoured' with a drive with Aston Martin, an irony given that the classic car dealer has sold many a model from the British marque in the past.

"It is a phenomenal honour and a life-time dream to drive for a factory team as prestigious as Aston Martin. I greatly enjoyed racing with a works team last year at Courage and I didn't think it could get much better, but it just has.

"To drive for a works Aston Martin team in the Le Mans Series has huge significance for me personally. I spent a childhood in awe of their cars watching them compete in the many classic 1000km races and of course at the Le Mans 24-hours. It's no exaggeration to say that it is beyond my wildest dreams to have been invited to do this."

Team boss Jack Leconte is also pleased to be welcoming Fisken into the team and is confident he can aid the French squad's bid for victory in both the Le Mans Series and also the Le Mans 24 Hours.

"Larbre Competition usually combines experienced drivers and young drivers. This season we will run with two works Aston Martin DBR9s in the Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24-hours, and very early on in our discussions with Gregor we witnessed the desire to work together for 2007.

"Gregor comes from LMP1, so he drove hugely competitive cars last year, but for this season he wants to face a new challenge in the GT1 category racing the famous Aston Martin. We are really pleased to welcome Gregor to the team and if the mix between experience and youth is successful we might bring some podiums in 2007."

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