STELLER TO STAR IN 2023 MICHELIN LE MANS CUP
British GT Championship-winning Steller Motorsport are today happy to announce their graduation to international GT racing with participation in the 2023 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Steller are embarking on a long-term commitment to race in endurance motorsport at the very highest level as confirmed competitors in race events sanctioned by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.
Competing in the 2023 season of ACO sanctioned endurance racing is also hugely significant, as the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans will celebrate its centenary at the Circuit de la Sarthe in June in front of a sell-out crowd of over 300,000 spectators.
The number 42 Steller Motorsport Audi R8 LMS Evo2 GT3 will be driven throughout the 2023 season by Sennan Fielding and James Wood.
Launched in a dynamic white, orange, grey and red livery, the Steller Motorsport Audi will also proudly wear ‘In Support of Race Against Dementia’ colours for the season, a charity set up by three-time F1 world champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, to fund research into the disease and ultimately find its cure. Full details can be found at: www.raceagainstdementia.com
Gary Blackham (Managing Director/Steller Motorsport): “Steller Motorsport have long held an ambition to compete at an international level, and the expanding opportunities in the GT category allows us to move to the next level for 2023. We are pleased to be competing in the Automobile Club de l’Ouest organised Michelin Le Mans Cup with our Audi R8 GT3, a championship that feeds to the European Le Mans Series, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.”
Max Daymond (Team Manager/Steller Motorsport): “2022 was an amazing season for the Steller Motorsport team. Following our victory in the British GT4 Championship, we felt the time was right to move to graduate, and we are really looking forward to the year ahead. We have a great driver pairing in Sennan and James to drive our Audi R8 GT3 in the competitive Michelin Le Mans Cup.”
Sennan Fielding (Driver/Steller Motorsport): “Winning the British GT4 Championship title with Steller Motorsport in 2022 was a career highlight! Having completed four seasons of international GT racing in the past, I am really excited and looking forward to my first season of an ACO championship and getting back to the international stage with the team in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.”
James Wood (Driver/Steller Motorsport): “It is fantastic to be racing in an ACO series, especially in this Centenary year. The programme brings together some great elements, not least us racing in support of Race Against Dementia. I am delighted to be driving with Sennan and Steller; thank you JB for bringing us all together. Other interesting news should follow soon”.
James Beckett (Project Liaison) “GT racing is going through something of a boom period right now, and the opportunity for Steller Motorsport to race in Michelin Le Mans Cup events organised by the ACO is great timing. The team are very proud to support Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity, and welcome Jackie’s enthusiasm for our project as we prepare for this season and beyond.”
The 2023 season of Michelin Le Mans Cup action starts at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya in April, before visiting Imola (Italy), Le Mans (France), Paul Ricard (France), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) and Portimao (Portugal). Full calendar details can be found at www.lemanscup.com