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Tech 1 Adds Cayrolle & Buret For Spa

Tech 1 Racing’s Lexus RC F GT3 will be driven by the full-season pairing of Fabien Barthez and Bernard Delhez and Eric Cayrolle and Timothé Buret, at this year’s Spa 24 Hours.

After joining up with Barthez and Delhez for the Paul Ricard 1000 km on the Paul Ricard circuit, Pau native Eric Cayrolle returns to the Belgian race for the fifth time. He first took on the race during the FIA GT Championship season in 2004. He was fifth the following year, and also started the 24 Hours in 2011 and 2015.

ELMS LMP2 regular Burret completes the driver line-up. The Montpellier driver will join Tech 1 Racing and his three team-mates for the test days before the race proper in July.

“I’m really happy to be living the 24 Hours of Spa adventure with the Tech 1 Racing family which I know so well, and with which I’ve been collaborating in the ELMS for four years (with Panis Barthez Competition),” said Buret.

“In 2016, I wasn’t fortunate enough to see the chequered flag in a Ferrari. This time in such excellent conditions I’m determined to do everything to drive a good race and see the finish in the highest possible position with my three team-mates.

“Racing the Lexus will be an incredible new experience without taking into account the joy of being back with Fabien (Barthez) with whom I really love driving.”