PLAIN CITY, Ohio — official release — BAR1 photo — Former Ferrari Challenge champion and ALMS LMPC driver Tom Papadopoulos joined Johnny Mowlem in the No. 88 BAR1 Motorsports PC race car on Wednesday, as their Silver driver through the remainder of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship season.
Despite sitting out last season, he brings a wealth of motorsport experience, both as a team owner and a driver. In addition, Popadopoulos has direct experience of the Oreca Chevrolet PC prototype package, having contested several races in the LMPC class in the former American Le Mans Series.
“I’m delighted to be back racing again” he said. “The timing is right and it will be good to dust the helmet off and get back out on the track competitively. The tracks we will race at are fantastic, true driver circuits, so I’m very much looking forward to that.”
Alongside him in the role of BAR1′s Pro-driver will be current European Le Mans Series champion Johnny Mowlem.
“I am delighted to join a great team like BAR1 Motorsports,” said Mowlem. “I’m even more delighted to be driving with Tom as my co-driver. He is a fantastic team-mate and driver. We always have a lot of fun together and hopefully we can have success together as well.”
BAR1 Motorsport team owner Brian Alder said the new addition should help BAR1.
“We are excited to welcome Tom to the team,” said Alder. “He comes highly recommended as a Silver driver. We look forward to working with him over the final races and in particular at the final round at Petit Le Mans.”
Next up for BAR1 Motorsports is the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Sept 19-20.