Ram Racing has announced it will move up to the World Endurance Championship for the 2014 season after being granted an entry into the series by the FIA and ACO.

The British outfit, which clinched the LMGTE Team title in the European Le Mans Series last year, will field one car in each of the GT classes in what will be only its second season of competition.

Matt Griffin will lead the #52 Ferrari 458 in the GTE Pro class alongside a driver still to be confirmed, while his partner from last season, Johnny Mowlem, will lead the #53 entry in GTE Am.

Mowlem will be joined in his car by Ben Collins - formally known as 'The Stig' in hit TV show Top Gear - and Mark Patterson, the later having inked a deal for four races including Le Mans.

"Right from the outset we targeted the FIA WEC as the championship we'd like to be in, and we're proud and very pleased to have had our entries accepted for 2014," team boss Dan Shufflebottom said. "We're confident we'll have an excellent driver line up in both classes which will be able to take the fight to the manufacturer entries. We are under no illusions as to the level which will be required of all of us, but we wouldn't be doing it if we didn't think we could meet that high standard."

"We also know it's going to be a huge challenge, and we're more than ready for it. With many of us having previously worked at the tracks we are due to visit there's some familiarity to help us, but in areas such as the logistics it's a big step into the unknown. You obviously want to get it right first time and make sure you don't squander budget by sending unnecessary items in the freight for the fly-aways. We are approaching it carefully and methodically and hope we don't make any rookie errors!"



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