Mead­ows moves to Blancpain En­durance

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Two-time Porsche Car­rera Cup GB cham­pion Michael Mead­ows will switch to the Blancpain Sprint and En­durance se­ries this year, driv­ing a WRT Audi R8.

The 28-year-old will share the car with Stu­art Leonard, with Robin Fri­jns join­ing them for the longer races. Mead­ows was part of the crew that won the Dubai 24 Hours ear­lier this year.

“The Blancpain Sprint Se­ries is go­ing to be re­ally tough but I’m look­ing for­ward to it,” he said.

“The Dubai race was im­por­tant – we wanted to use it as a pro­longed test ses­sion to get to know the team and car but we still wanted to win. It shows what a great team it is that we rocked up and were able to win.

“With en­durance rac­ing a lot of it is down to luck, it can be like a lot­tery, so it will be dif­fi­cult. My per­sonal goal is to be mix­ing it with the guys who are set­ting the pace.”

This will be the first time in six years Mead­ows hasn’t raced in the Car­rera Cup, which he won in 2012 and 2013.

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