Speedy Racing Team Sebah has announced that their regular Le Mans Series drivers, namely Xavier Pompidou, Andrea Belicchi and Steve Zacchia, will also form their driver line-up for the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours.

Speedy Racing Team Sebah are running car #33 at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours and the Judd DB-powered Lola B08/80 will be entered in the LMP2 prototype category.

The most experienced of the team's drivers, Xavier Pompidou has already run at Le Mans five times in both prototypes and the GT class.

"I am very excited about going to Le Mans with a prototype again," said the Frenchman. "The team is strong and experienced, we have a better understanding of the car, my team-mates have Le Mans experience and we've shown good pace in the Le Mans Series, so I am optimistic.

"For the final result it's hard to say now, but we are definitively targeting a very good result."

Andrea Belicchi is also no stranger to Le Mans and he was a Spyker Squadron driver last year in GT2.

"It's wonderful for me to be competing in back to back Le Mans races and this year to be driving a car like the Lola Coup? - Judd LMP2," he continued. "I have enjoyed a highly positive experience with the team and the car in the three first races of the Le Mans Series, so I am confident for the race."

For Steve Zacchia, this year will be his first Le Mans 24 Hours aboard a prototype, although he finished fourth in 2003 with a Viper GTS-R in the GTS class.

"I am really pleased to be back at Le Mans, especially with a good team and a great car," he added. "It's a long and hard race but I can't wait to drive the car on such a circuit. I think we proved that we can run very competitively at the front, so I hope we will be able to do it all race long."

Team boss Bart Hayden believes that Pompidou, Belicchi and Zacchia will put in a strong showing for the Anglo-Swiss squad: "During the first three races of this year's Le Mans Series, our three drivers have all worked well together.

"They have all showed a good turn of speed, they've been consistent and shared the team spirit; I trust that they will help the team and our partners at LEMO, Rebellion Timepieces and Speedy Garage achieve the result that we are all hoping for at Le Mans," he concluded.


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