TF lands Bell and Thiim for ELMS cam­paign

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Reign­ing Bri­tish and Euro­pean GT cham­pion team TF Sport has re­cruited fac­tory driv­ers Nicki Thiim and Rob Bell to aid its Euro­pean and Le Mans cam­paigns this year.

The team will up­grade to run­ning a Van­tage GTE in 2017, hav­ing won a grid slot at Le Mans af­ter win­ning the Miche­lin GT3 Le Mans Cup ti­tle last term.

Team reg­u­lars Euan Hankey and Salih Yoluc will both re­turn, with Bell join­ing them for Le Mans and cur­rent WEC world cham­pion Thiim shar­ing for the full Euro­pean Le Mans Se­ries sched­ule.

Team head Tom Fer­rier said: “This is hugely ex­cit­ing for TF Sport. Af­ter the suc­cess we’ve had in 2016, it feels like nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion to move into Gte-spec ma­chin­ery in Europe. The ELMS is a great cham­pi­onship and the chance to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans it­self is a dream come true. As­ton Martin has been a huge part of this deal com­ing to­gether. We be­lieve we have a strong team with the driv­ers to match and we’re ready to chal­lenge.”

Hankey and Yoluc won TF a slot on the Le Mans 24 Hours grid

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